Ascorbyl Palmitate

Ascorbyl Palmitate is offered in powder and liquid form used as an antioxidant food additive and fat soluble form of Vitamin C. Also used as an antioxidant for cosmetic and vitamin preperations.

Main applications of Ascorbyl Palmitate

Used mainly in infant formula, vegetable oils, cosmetics, animal fats and pharmaceuctical products.

Infant formulations
Nutritional supplements
Breakfast cereals
Food supplements

Specification of Ascorbyl Palmitate


Ascorbyl Palmitate (FCC)
Palmitoyl-L-Ascorbic Acid

Chemical formula

Formula: C22H38O7
Molecular weight: 414.54

Identification numbers

E number: 304
CAS number: 137-66-6

Functional class



FCC: Food Chemical Codex.
CFSL: Camlin Fine Sciences Ltd.

Physical properties

Description: White to yellow white powder. (Method: FCC)
Solubility: Very slightly soluble in water and vegetable oils and soluble in alcohol. (Method: FCC)
Melting Range: Between 107°C to 117°C. (Method: FCC)
Colour Test: A 10% solution in alcohol decolorizes dichloro-indophenol T.S. (Method: FCC)


Assay (Titrimetric): Minimum 98% of C22H38O7 calculated on dried basis. (Method: FCC)
Residue on Ignition: Maximum 0.1% (Method: FCC, JECFA)
Loss on drying in vacuum at 56-60°C: Maximum 2 % (Method: FCC)
Optical Specific Rotation at 25°C (5% in Methanol): +21° to +24° on dried basis. (Method: FCC)
Lead content: Maximum 2 ppm (Method: FCC)

(*) To be analysed randomly in between every 25th batch.


FCC, JECFA and EU: Ascorbyl Palmitate conforms with FCC, JECFA and EU specifications.
Genetically Modified Organisms: Ascorbyl Palmitate is not produced from ingredients or processing aids derived by genetic modification. Ascorbyl Palmitate does not contain any genetically modified organisms.
BSE/TSE: No animal derived ingredients whatsoever are used in the production of Ascorbyl Palmitate. Further there is no animal derived ingredient used in the facility where Ascorbyl Palmitate is produced.
ISO CERTIFICATION: Ascorbyl Palmitate is ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 22000:2005 Certified.
KOSHER: Ascorbyl Palmitate is Kosher & Pareve and can be used in Kosher food industry, pharmaceuticals & other Kosher products.
HALAL: Ascorbyl Palmitate is Halal certified.

Storage - Stability

STORAGE: Store in cool dry place away from moisture, oxidizing agents and alkaline atmosphere. Keep container closed when not in use.

SHELF LIFE: 2 years from the date of manufacture, when properly stored in sealed original container in cool dry place.

Format and presentation


25 kg packed in LDPE bag in fibre drums.
2 X 5 kg packed in Aluminium pouch inside 7 ply corrugated box.
2 X 10 kg packed in Aluminium pouch inside 7 ply corrugated box.


The label includes product name, batch number, gross weight, net weight, manufacturer name, manufacturing date and expiration date.

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