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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Hydroquinone, European Pharma Grade

Chemical Synonym
  • Hydroquinone
  • Personal care ingredients
  • Pharmaceutical excipients

Product Description
Hydroquinone has been formulated for many years into creams, lotions, and gels to produce effective skin-lightening products. In the European Union, skin lighteners containing hydroquinone are now regulated as drugs rather than cosmetics and must be approved by the available authoritative body of European Member States for pharmaceutical products. Please contact your Eastman representative to request applicable Drug Master File information for support of the marketing authorization application for products using Eastman™ Hydroquinone, European Pharma Grade.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Molecular Weight110.11
Empirical FormulaC6H6O2
AppearanceFree-flowing white crystals
Assay (Anhydrous basis)99.0-100.5 %
Melting Point172-174 °C
Water0.5 wt % max.
Residue on ignition0.5 % max
     in Ethanol, @ 25°C36 wt %
     in Glycerin, @ 25°C16 wt %
     in Propylene Glycol, @ 25°C23 wt %
     in Water, @ 25°C7 wt %

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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