Homosalate

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A chemical sunscreen that works by converting the energy from UV rays into a non-harmful form, such as heat. Not recommended for kids or pregnant women, as it gets absorbed into the body.

Homosalate (Wikipedia)
Homosalate
Skeletal formula
Space-filling model
Names
IUPAC name
3,3,5-Trimethylcyclohexyl 2-hydroxybenzoate
Other names
Homosalate
Identifiers
118-56-9 YesY
ChemSpider 8059 YesY
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KEGG D04450 YesY
PubChem 8362
UNII V06SV4M95S YesY
Properties
C16H22O3
Molar mass 262.36 g/mol
Density 1.045 g/cm3
Melting point <25 °C
Boiling point 161 to 165 °C (322 to 329 °F; 434 to 438 K) at 4 mmHg
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Homosalate is an organic compound used in some sunscreens. It is an ester formed from salicylic acid and 3,3,5-trimethylcyclohexanol, a derivative of cyclohexanol. Contained in 45% of U.S. sunscreens, it is used as a chemical UV filter. The salicylic acid portion of the molecule absorbs ultraviolet rays with a wavelength from 295 nm to 315 nm, protecting the skin from sun damage. The hydrophobic cyclohexanol portion provides greasiness that prevents it from dissolving in water.

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