Dihydroxyacetone or DHA, also known as glycerone, is a simple carbohydrate (a triose) with formula C3H6O3.
DHA is primarily used as an ingredient in sunless tanning products. It is often derived from plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane, and by the fermentation of glycerin.
Loss on drying ≤2.0%
Heavy metals ≤10 ppm
Sulphated ash ≤0.5%, determined on 1.0 g.
Related substances ≤0.10%
Total Impurity ≤0.5%
Assay 99.0%~101.0% (anhydrous substance).
Total plate count ≤1000cfu/g
Yeast and Moulds ≤100cfu/g
E. Coli. Absent
DHA was first recognized as a skin coloring agent by German scientists in the 1920s. Through its use in the X-ray process, it was noted as causing the skin surface to turn brown when spilled.
DHA as an oral drug for assisting children with glycogen storage disease. The children received large doses of DHA by mouth, and sometimes spat or spilled the substance onto their skin. Healthcare workers noticed that the skin turned brown after a few hours of DHA exposure.
Package & Storage
25kg/fiber drum or as requested
Stored in a cool and dry place, stay away from fire