Oxybenzone

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone; CAS no. 131-57-7; INCI designation: Benzophenone-3; Oxybenzone

Definition
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Light protection agents (UV filter/UVB+UVA range) mainly in cosmetics. The substance can trigger a photocontact allergy in combination with sunlight. The substance is also used as a UV stabilizer in plastics.

S.a. under Benzophenone-3/Cosmetology

Trade names
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Eusolex 4360, Escalol 567, Uvinul M40, Neo-Helipan BB

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020