Kojic acid derivative and a method for producing the same
Rosfarizan Mohamad. (2012) Kojic acid derivative and a method for producing the same.
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The present invention relates to a kojic acid derivative that is usable as whitening agent in cosmetic formulation. The kojic acid derivative is produced by esterification process between kojic acid and oleic acid utilizing enzyme in a solvent free system. The present invention also related to a method for producing the kojic acid derivative comprises of mixing kojic acid and oleic acid to form a mixture; stirring the mixture; adding an enzyme to the mixture; and filtering the mixture to obtain the kojic acid derivative.
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