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Fucoxanthin Powder CAS 3351-86-8

Molecular Formula: C42H58O6

Formula Weight: 658.91

ZSpharmac: Fucoxanthin Powder

Product Name: Fucoxanthin Powder
CAS No: 3351-86-8
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Fucoxanthin Powder
Other Names:Fucoxanthin solution
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Crystalline Neat
EINECS No.:200-486-6
Provide:Fucoxanthin Powder MSDS;
Fucoxanthin Powder COA

What is Fucoxanthin Powder?

Fucoxanthin, chemically named 3′-(acetyloxy)-6′,7′-didehydro-5,6-epoxy-5,5′,6,6′,7,8-hexahydro-3,5′-dihydroxy-8-oxo-beta,beta-carotene, is a complex carotenoid. Its molecular formula is C42H58O6, molecular weight is about 658.91 Da, and CAS registration number is 3351-86-8. Fucoxanthin is an orange-yellow to brown fat-soluble pigment, mainly found in brown algae (such as kelp, wakame, Sargassum, etc.), diatoms and some golden algae. It is one of the important pigments for photosynthesis of these algae, especially in the photosynthetic photosystem II, giving these algae their unique brown color.

Fucoxanthin Powder Property

Melting point 166-168°C
alpha D18 +72.5 ±9° (chloroform)
Boiling point 590.43°C (rough estimate)
density 1.09
refractive index n20/D1.360-1.362
Fp 14℃
storage temp. -20°C
solubility Ethanol,
form neat
color Crystalline


Fucoxanthin Powder Application

1. Food and health products
Weight loss and metabolic regulation: Fucoxanthin Powder can increase the level of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in the liver, help regulate lipid metabolism, and reduce abdominal fat accumulation. Its mechanism of action is related to the activation of uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1), promoting energy consumption, and thus showing potential in weight management.
Antioxidant: As a powerful free radical scavenger, fucoxanthin can reduce oxidative stress and fight cell damage, and is suitable for the development of health foods and supplements with antioxidant functions.

2. Medical field
Anti-tumor: Fucoxanthin Powder has anti-tumor activity and can inhibit the proliferation of certain cancer cell lines, such as adult neuroblastoma cell lines. Its mechanism may involve regulating the cell cycle and inducing apoptosis.
Anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory: Fucoxanthin can be used to develop anti-inflammatory therapeutic drugs by inhibiting the production of inflammatory mediators and regulating immune responses.
Anti-diabetic: By regulating the activity of PPARs (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors), fucoxanthin helps reduce the accumulation of fatty liver, improve blood sugar levels, and has potential therapeutic effects on diabetes and its complications.

3. Cosmetic Industry
Skin Protection: Fucoxanthin Powder’s antioxidant and anti-UV properties make it an effective ingredient in sunscreens and anti-aging skin care products, helping to prevent skin photoaging and pigmentation.
Skin Repair: By promoting collagen synthesis and maintaining skin barrier function, fucoxanthin helps skin repair and regeneration, improving skin health.

4. Environment and Agriculture
Ecological Monitoring: As a unique pigment in seaweed, fucoxanthin can be used for water quality monitoring and health assessment of marine ecosystems.
Biopesticides: Fucoxanthin’s antibacterial and antifungal properties are being explored for the development of new biopesticides to replace traditional chemical pesticides and reduce environmental pollution.

5. Biotechnology and Research
Biomarkers: Fucoxanthin Powder’s unique fluorescent properties make it a useful marker in biomedical research.
Photosynthesis research: As a part of photosynthetic pigments, fucoxanthin is of great significance in the study of photosynthesis and helps to understand the mechanism of light energy conversion.

Fucoxanthin Powder in Cosmetics

1. Natural pigment additive
Fucoxanthin Powder itself is light yellow to brown. As a natural pigment, it can provide natural yellow or brown tones for cosmetics such as foundation, blush, lipstick, etc., increasing the visual appeal of the product. Compared with synthetic pigments, it is more in line with the current consumer’s pursuit of natural and healthy cosmetics.

2. Antioxidant protection
With strong antioxidant properties, Fucoxanthin Powder can effectively remove free radicals on the surface and deep layers of the skin, fight against oxidative stress caused by environmental stress (such as ultraviolet rays and pollution), thereby slowing down the skin aging process and reducing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. It is suitable for use in anti-aging products.

3. Anti-inflammatory and soothing
Fucoxanthin Powder has a certain anti-inflammatory effect, which can help reduce skin inflammation, such as erythema, sensitivity and other problems, and provides an effective ingredient choice for sensitive skin products.

4. Whitening and lightening spots
Studies have shown that Fucoxanthin Powder may help improve uneven skin tone, lighten spots, and enhance skin brightness by inhibiting the activity of tyrosinase and reducing the production of melanin. It is often used in whitening and lightening products.

5. Promote skin barrier function
Fucoxanthin Powder may maintain the integrity of the skin barrier by enhancing the synthesis of lipids between skin cells, which is essential for maintaining skin moisture and preventing external damage. It is suitable for moisturizing and repairing skin care products.

6. Promote fat metabolism
Although this point is more related to internal health products, some studies have pointed out that Fucoxanthin Powder may promote fat metabolism by activating specific proteins (such as UCP1). In theory, if it can be effectively transmitted to the skin layer, it may also be explored for use in local slimming or firming products.

7. Chemical stability and formula compatibility
As a fat-soluble pigment, Fucoxanthin Powder has good compatibility with oily cosmetic bases, but in water-based formulas, emulsification technology or special carriers are required to ensure stable dispersion. It has high chemical stability and can remain stable over a wide pH range, which is beneficial to the long-term preservation of cosmetic formulas.


National Center for Biotechnology Information. “PubChem Compound Summary for CID 5281239, Fucoxanthin” PubChem, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Fucoxanthin. Accessed 2 July, 2024.

As a company specializing in the production and supply of Fucoxanthin Powder raw materials, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and preferential prices. We have rich experience and technology to ensure the quality and stable supply of our products. No matter where you are, we can provide you with the Fucoxanthin Powder raw materials you need to support your production and research and development.

We always adhere to the principle of honest management, strictly control product quality, and serve every customer with a customer-first attitude. Over the years, we have established good cooperative relations with domestic and foreign customers and won their trust and praise.

If you have any needs or are interested in our products, please contact our service staff directly, and we will wholeheartedly provide you with the best service and products. Looking forward to cooperating with you and developing together!

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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