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Popular Name: Provitamin B5; D-Panthenyl alcohol; D-Panthenol; Dexpanthenol
INCI Name: Panthenol
Molecular Formula: C9H19NO4
Molecular Weight: 205.25
CAS NO. : 81-13-0
Appearance and Character: Pure D-Panthenol is a colorless, clear, viscous and hygroscopic liquid. It can solidify on prolonged storage. It is freely soluble in water, ethanol, methanol and propylene glycol, soluble in chloroform and in ether, slightly soluble in glycerin, insoluble in vegetable oils, mineral oils and fats.
D-Panthenol is the provitamin of D-Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) , which plays a key role in the human intermediary metabolism. Deficiency of Vitamin B5 can result in many dermatological disorders. D-Panthenol is applied in pharmaceutical industry and almost all types of cosmetic preparations. It cares hair, skin and nails.