Vitamin B5 naturally appears in meat, nuts, and mushrooms. Since numerous foods contain vitamin B5, it received the alternate name of pantothenic acid. "Pantothenic" means "from everywhere" in Greek.

However, consumers with certain conditions need this essential nutrient. Canadian companies must include pantothenic acid in specific product types. Use a reliable distributor like Brenntag that sources pantothenic acid from the world's top suppliers.

  • Synonyms: Calcium Pantothenate, pantothenic acid, D-pantothenic acid, vitamin B5, pantothenate
  • INCI: Pantothenic acid
  • Chemical formula: C9H17NO5
  • CAS #: 137-08-6
  • Hazard: No Hazard identified



AppearanceWhite Powder
SolubilitiesSoluble in water
Boiling pointNA
Melting point196oC
Molecular weight219.23 g/mol
ClassOrganic Compound


Vitamin B5 uses include anti-ageing creams & lotions, conditioners, conditioning shampoos, cosmetics, facial cleaner, foundations, hair care, hair colorants, hair conditioner, mascara, moisturizing cream formulations, nail care, pharmaceuticals, shampoo, skin care products.

  • Food and Nutrition: Vitamin B5 is used in dietary supplements.
  • Personal Care: Panthenol functions as a skin conditioning agent - emollient. Panthenol and Pantothenic Acid also function as hair conditioning agents.
  • Pharmaceutical: Vitamin B5 necessary for making blood cells, and it helps you convert the food you eat into energy. Vitamin B5 is one of eight B vitamins. All B vitamins help you convert the protein, carbohydrates, and fats you eat into energy.

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Vitamin B5 naturally appears in meat, nuts, and mushrooms. Since numerous foods contain vitamin B5, it received the alternate name of pantothenic acid. "Pantothenic" means "from everywhere" in Greek.

Brenntag works with suppliers worldwide to obtain high-quality ingredients that meet regulations. Your Brenntag account manager has expertise in the food industry and can provide relevant advice. We can produce custom blends and packages to help you reach your business goals. Reach out to us to request a quote today.

Let Brenntag know what you’re looking for and we will tell you more about our wide range of vitamin raw materials. We are most proud of our position as a leading U.S. source for raw supplement ingredients and advanced nutraceuticals for the vitamin industry. With over 190 locations across North America, we are strategically positioned to give you the best sales and service possible. We invite you to learn more about us and choose Brenntag as your chemical and ingredient distributor by contacting us online.

Vitamin B5 is available in bags in variable quantities.

You can download a copy of the SDS for Vitamin B5 from Brenntag Connect.

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