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Methyl Maltol CAS 118-71-8

Molecular Formula: C6H6O3

Formula Weight: 126.11

ZSpharmac: Methyl Maltol Supplier

Product Name: Methyl Maltol
CAS No: 118-71-8
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Methyl Maltol
Other Names:3-Hydroxy-2-Methyl-4H-Pyran-4-One
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Clear Colorless Liquid
EINECS No.:204-271-8
Provide:Methyl Maltol MSDS;
Methyl Maltol COA

What is Methyl Maltol?

Methyl maltol (Maltol), chemical name is 2-methyl-3-hydroxy-4-pyrone, molecular formula is C6H6O3, CAS number is 118-71-8, is a white crystalline powder or colorless to A slightly yellow liquid with a strong caramel-like aroma and sweetness. It is a derivative of -pyrone and is an important food additive and flavoring ingredient with many applications in the chemical and food industries.

Methyl Maltol Property

Melting point 

160-164 °C(lit.)

Boiling point 

205 °C


1.046 g/mL at 25 °C

vapor pressure 

0.15Pa at 24℃

refractive index 

n20/D 1.541


198 °F

storage temp. 



methanol: 50 mg/mL, clear






Clear colorless


at 5.00 % in benzyl alcohol. sweet caramel cotton candy jam fruity baked bread


5.3 (0.5g/l, H2O)

explosive limit


Odor Type


Water Solubility 

1.2 g/100 mL (25 ºC)


Methyl Maltol Uses

Food industry
Flavor enhancer: Methyl maltol is known for its significant flavor-enhancing effect. Even at very low concentrations, it can effectively enhance the natural flavor of food, especially the enhancement of sweetness and fruity aroma. It is commonly used in candy, In baked goods, beverages, chocolate, ice cream and other products.
Flavoring raw materials: In the flavor and fragrance industry, methyl maltol is used as one of the basic raw materials to prepare various flavors, such as caramel, fruit, cream, coffee, chocolate, etc., to enhance the aroma level and persistence of the product. .
Preservative and antioxidant: It also has certain antioxidant and antibacterial effects. Although it is not as good as professional preservatives, it can help extend the shelf life of some foods.

Medical field
Drug synthesis intermediates: Methyl maltol can be used as a starting material or intermediate for the synthesis of other drug molecules, such as in the preparation of certain gastric drugs (such as pantoprazole).
Pharmaceutical excipients: In pharmaceutical preparations, it is sometimes used as a stabilizer or taste modifier to improve the taste of the drug and improve patient compliance.

Daily chemicals and personal care
Shampoo and shower gel: In personal care products, methyl maltol can provide a long-lasting aromatic effect and is used in shampoo, shower gel, deodorant spray, etc. to enhance the sensory experience of the product.
Skin care: Because of its certain skin permeability, methylmaltol is occasionally used in skin care products as an auxiliary ingredient to help other active ingredients be better absorbed.

Other apps
Agriculture: In agriculture, it may be used as a component of plant growth regulators to promote crop growth or improve fruit quality.
Laboratory reagent: As a chemical reagent, methyl maltol can be used in the laboratory as a catalyst or indicator for certain chemical reactions.

Prominent Applications of Methyl Maltol in Cosmetics

Fragrance enhancement and persistence: Methyl maltol, as a fragrance synergist, can significantly enhance the diffusion and persistence of fragrances in cosmetics. It interacts with volatile components in fragrances to form a more stable aroma complex, making the fragrance richer and longer-lasting, and improving the overall sensory experience of cosmetics. This mechanism of action is particularly important for perfumes and fragrance cosmetics.

Antioxidant and anti-aging: Methyl maltol has certain antioxidant properties, which can help capture free radicals and reduce the damage to skin cells caused by oxidative stress, thus delaying the skin aging process. In anti-aging cosmetics, it serves as an auxiliary ingredient and works together with other antioxidants (such as vitamins E and C) to protect the skin from environmental pollution and ultraviolet radiation.

Skin Conditioning and Moisturizing: Although not a primary moisturizing ingredient, methylmaltol may indirectly promote skin hydration by improving the sensory properties of cosmetics. It can increase the smoothness of the product on the skin and promote the effective penetration of other moisturizing ingredients, thereby helping to maintain the skin’s moisture balance and making the skin appear softer and smoother.

Stabilizer and preservative auxiliary: In cosmetic formulas, the addition of methyl maltol can also improve the chemical stability of the product, assist the preservative system, and extend the shelf life of the product. It can interact with certain unstable active ingredients to prevent their degradation and ensure the quality and safety of cosmetics.

Sensory optimization: In addition to fragrance enhancement, methyl maltol can also provide a more comfortable use experience by improving the texture and feel of cosmetics. For example, in hair care products it helps improve shine and smoothness, and in oral care products it adds freshness.


National Center for Biotechnology Information. “PubChem Compound Summary for CID 8369, Maltol” PubChemhttps://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Maltol. Accessed 23 May, 2024.

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

We always adhere to the principle of honest operation, strictly control product quality, and serve every customer with a customer-first attitude. Over the years, we have established good cooperative relationships with customers at home and abroad and won their trust and praise.

If you have needs or are interested in our products, please contact our service staff directly, we will wholeheartedly provide you with the best quality services 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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