Oxybenzone

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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.

Oxybenzone (Wikipedia)
"Benzone" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Benzene.
Oxybenzone
Oxybenzone
Names
IUPAC name
(2-Hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-phenylmethanone
Other names
Oxybenzone
Benzophenone-3
2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone
Identifiers
131-57-7 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:34283 N
ChEMBL ChEMBL1625 YesY
ChemSpider 4471 YesY
DrugBank DB01428 N
Jmol 3D image Interactive graph
KEGG D05309 YesY
PubChem 4632
UNII 95OOS7VE0Y YesY
Properties
C14H12O3
Molar mass 228.25 g·mol−1
Density 1.20 g cm−3
Melting point 62 to 65 °C (144 to 149 °F; 335 to 338 K)
Boiling point 224 to 227 °C (435 to 441 °F; 497 to 500 K)
Acidity (pKa) 7.6 (H2O)
Hazards
NFPA 704
Flammability code 1: Must be pre-heated before ignition can occur. Flash point over 93 °C (200 °F). E.g., canola oilHealth code 1: Exposure would cause irritation but only minor residual injury. E.g., turpentineReactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogenSpecial hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Flash point 140.5 °C (284.9 °F; 413.6 K)
Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):
>12800 mg/kg (oral in rats)
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

Oxybenzone or benzophenone-3 (trade names Milestab 9, Eusolex 4360, Escalol 567, KAHSCREEN BZ-3) is an organic compound. It is a white solid that is readily soluble in most organic solvents. Oxybenzone belongs to the class of aromatic ketones known as benzophenones. It is a component of many sunscreen lotions.

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