(E)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl) prop-2-enoic acid 2-ethylhexyl ester
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|Molar mass||290.40 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||−25 °C (−13 °F; 248 K)|
|Boiling point||198 to 200 °C (388 to 392 °F; 471 to 473 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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Octyl methoxycinnamate (INCI) or octinoxate (USAN), trade names Eusolex 2292 and Uvinul MC80, is an organic compound that is an ingredient in some sunscreens and lip balms. It is an ester formed from methoxycinnamic acid and (RS)-2-ethylhexanol. It is a clear liquid that is insoluble in water.
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One study performed in 2000 raised safety concerns about octyl methoxycinnamate by demonstrating toxicity to mouse cells at concentrations lower than typical levels in sunscreens.[medical citation needed] However, a more recent study concluded that octyl methoxycinnamate and other sun screening agents do not penetrate the outer skin in sufficient concentration to cause any significant toxicity to the underlying human keratinocytes. Estrogenic effects were noted in laboratory animals at concentrations close to those experienced by sunscreen users and were also shown in test tube experiments.[unreliable source?] Octyl methoxycinnamate has been shown to be light sensitive with a decrease in UV absorption efficiency upon light exposure. This degradation causes formation of the Z-octyl-p-methoxycinnamate from the E-octyl-p-methoxycinnamate. In contrast, the OMC does not show degradation when kept in darkness for extended periods of time. Recent studies also show that OMC may have significant undesirable effects as a xenoestrogen.
- Amiloxate, a chemically related sunscreening agent
- Cinoxate, another cinnamic acid based sunscreen ingredient
- Sunscreen controversy
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 6687.
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- Sinister side of sunscreens, Rob Edwards, New Scientist, 7 October 2000
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- http://www.food.dtu.dk/Admin/Public/DWSDownload.aspx?File=%2fFiles%2fFiler%2fPublikationer%2fPhDafhandlinger%2fph.d.-afhandling_Marta_Axelstad.pdf[dead link]
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