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Gardenia Yellow CAS 94238-00-3

Molecular Formula: C44H64O24

Formula Weight: 976.96456

ZSpharmac: Gardenia Yellow Cosmetic Raw Material Suppliers

Product Name: Gardenia Yellow
CAS No: 94238-00-3
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Gardenia Yellow
Other Names:Crocin I
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Orange Powder
EINECS No.:601-063-2
Provide:Gardenia Yellow MSDS;
Gardenia Yellow COA

What is Gardenia Yellow?

Gardenia yellow pigment is an excellent natural pigment extracted from the fruit of Gardenia jasminoides. It is bright in color, non-toxic, has good stability, and has strong dyeing ability. It also has the functions of clearing away heat and removing fire, cooling blood and promoting gallbladder, and lowering cholesterol. And anti-cancer health care and other effects.

Gardenia Yellow Property

storage temp. Store at -20°C
solubility DMSO : 30 mg/mL
Water Solubility Water : 25 mg/mL


Gardenia Yellow Application Areas

1. In the food industry, Gardenia Yellow is commonly used to color flour products. However, its dyeing properties for protein and starch have led to its widespread use in various foods such as candy, honey, and ice cream. Japan has even developed green pigments by combining Gardenia Yellow and Gardenia Blue, which has proven to be economically beneficial. The dyeing abilities of Gardenia Yellow make it suitable for pastries, candies, flour, beverages, jelly, biscuits, and ice cream.

2. In the printing and dyeing industry, researchers have studied the dyeing process of Gardenia Yellow on silk and nylon fabrics. They have provided detailed insights into the changes in hue during the dyeing process, which has laid the groundwork for the use of Gardenia Yellow pigment in fabric dyeing.

3. The cosmetics industry has also explored the potential of Gardenia Yellow pigment. Researchers have discussed its feasibility and suitability for use in cosmetics. They have identified specific conditions and applications for Gardenia Yellow pigment in the cosmetics industry.

4. Gardenia Yellow not only serves as a coloring pigment but also contains valuable compounds like crocetin and gardenia. These compounds, such as saffron acid and gardenia glycoside, have high medical value and are expensive. They possess properties that can harmonize blood, improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and lower blood pressure. As a result, Gardenia Yellow can be utilized in the pharmaceutical industry.

Gardenia Yellow Content Determination

1. UV spectrophotometry
my country promulgated and implemented national standards for the determination of the food additive Gardenia Yellow and Gardenia Yellow in food in 1987 and 1998 respectively. In the 1987 standard, the color value and OD value are used as indicators for gardenia yellow quality evaluation and control. The color value is calculated by measuring the absorbance of a certain concentration of gardenia yellow aqueous solution at 440nm, through the formula A1=A*10/G The calculated A1 is the color price. It is easy to see that the higher the color price, the better. The lower the latter two indicators are, the purer the gardenia yellow pigment is. Among them, A1 is the absorbance of the powder sample, A is the absorbance of the test solution, G is the weight of the powder sample (g): OD value = A238/A440, and the OD value less than 04 is qualified. Since UV cannot be accurately quantified, this method cannot effectively become the quantitative standard for gardenia yellow, that is, crocin.
2. HPLC method
In 1982, pfander et al. first used HPLC to measure crocin. Since then, there have been several reports abroad that have improved and perfected the HPLC method. Wang Chunfang et al. used high-performance liquid chromatography to determine the content of crocin, the main pigment component in Gardenia jasminoides and Gardenia jasminoides, and compared the purity of the chromatographic peaks and the consistency of the spectra of the chromatographic peaks. In the 1998 standard, the HPLC method was used to quantify Gardenia Yellow using gardenia yellow as a reference substance. However, there is still a lack of effective quantitative standards for crocin, the main component of gardenia yellow pigment.

Gardenia Yellow Extraction and Isolation

A method for extracting gardenia yellow pigment from gardenia is described. The method includes the following steps:

a. Select mature gardenia fruits and boil them in hot water at a temperature of 75V for no more than 10 seconds. Soak the boiled fruits in an infiltration solution for 1.5 hours. The infiltration solution consists of 100 parts of purified water mixed with 1.5 parts of table salt and 0.3 parts of vitamin C. After soaking, remove the fruits and dry them.

b. Crush the dried gardenia fruits and place them in a container.

c. Pre-cool the container in a cold box with a preset temperature of 0-rC for 35 minutes. Then thaw the container naturally and dry the fruits again.

d. Add 1/3 of the total amount of calcium carbonate to the dried material from step c. Mix well and put it into the leaching equipment. Use a 20% ethanol solution for leaching and control the leaching time to 4 hours. Maintain the temperature at 70-80°C during extraction.

e. After the leaching in step d is completed, filter the leaching liquid.

f. Pass the filtrate through a porous adsorption resin. Elute the resin with a 30% ethanol solution, followed by a 50% ethanol solution. Collect the eluent for later use.

g. Concentrate the clear liquid obtained in step f in a vacuum concentration tank until the relative density is 1±0.01. Then use spray drying technology to dry the concentrated liquid and obtain gardeniaflavin.

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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