Dioxybenzone

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Dioxybenzone[1]
Dioxybenzone
Names
IUPAC names
(2-Hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-
(2-hydroxyphenyl)methanone
Other names
Dioxybenzone
benzophenone-8
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.004.571
KEGG
UNII
Properties
C14H12O4
Molar mass 244.25 g/mol
Density 1.38 g/cm3
Melting point 68 °C (154 °F; 341 K)
Boiling point 170 to 175 °C (338 to 347 °F; 443 to 448 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Dioxybenzone (benzophenone-8) is an organic compound used in sunscreen to block UVB and short-wave UVA (ultraviolet) rays.[2] It is a derivative of benzophenone. It is a yellow powder with a melting point of 68 °C. It is insoluble in water, but moderately soluble in ethanol and isopropanol.

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