INTRODUCTION

Tetrahydrocurcumin (THC) is a colorless hydrogenated product derived from the yellow curcumins, (the biologically active principles from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa), function as efficient antioxidant compounds. THC exhibit many of the same physiologic and pharmacological activities as curcumins and in some systems may exert greater antioxidant activity than curcumins. The superior antioxidant property of THC, combined with the lack of yellow color, render this product useful in achromatic food and cosmetic applications that currently employ conventional synthetic antioxidants.

SynonymsTetrahydrodiferuloylmethane
1,7-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)heptane-3,5-dione
CAS no.36062-04-1
EINECS no.609-201-3
Molecular formulaC21H24O6
Molecular weight372.41
Structure

Applications

Widely used in Dietary Supplements, Nutritional Products & Cosmetics.

Some key areas
Standardized Hydro curcuminoids have  scientifically proven health benefits in various diseases like amyloid protein related diseases, cancer related diseases, multiples sclerosis, multiple myeloma, cystic fibrosis, prion diseases and other autoimmune diseases
As anti-oxidants
As dyes for imaging
As food additive
For cosmetic and anti-aging applications to reduce inflammation
As skin lightening formulation and against melanoma

SPECIFICATIONS

TestUnitSpecification
PHYSICAL
DescriptionOff White to Cream color powder
IdentificationTo comply by HPLC
Loss on drying% w/wNMT 2.0
Residue on Ignition% w/wNMT 2.0
Tapped Bulk densityg/ml0.3 – 0.8
SolubilitySoluble in Acetone
Sieve test (passes through) #40 mesh%NLT 90.0
CHEMICAL
Assay – Content of Hydrocurcuminoids (by HPLC) (on dry basis)% w/wNLT 95.0
OTHERS
Lead (Pb)ppmNMT 5.0 (by ICP-OES)
Arsenic (As)ppmNMT 1.0 (by ICP-OES)
Cadmium (Cd)ppmNMT 0.3 (by ICP-OES)
Mercury (Hg)ppmNMT 0.1 (by ICP-OES)
Residual SolventsShould comply by ICH/USP
Residual PesticidesShould comply by ICH/USP

STORAGE
The product is stored at ambient temperature.

PACKING
25 kg drum.

FDA status
Facility is registered with US-FDA.

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