Dioxybenzone Identifiers CAS number PubChem ChemSpider KEGG Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties Molecular formula C14H12O4 Molar mass 244.25 g/mol Density 1.38 g/cm3 Melting point
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Dioxybenzone (benzophenone-8) is an organic compound used in sunscreen to block UVB and short-wave UVA (ultraviolet) rays. 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.
- ^ Merck Index, 12th Edition, 3357.
- ^ The Skin Cancer Foundation: Understanding UVA and UVB
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