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Compound Summary for: CID 4632


Also known as: 2-HYDROXY-4-METHOXYBENZOPHENONE; 131-57-7; Benzophenone-3; Oxibenzona; Oxybenzonum; 4-Methoxy-2-hydroxybenzophenone
Molecular Formula: C14H12O3   Molecular Weight: 228.24328   InChIKey: DXGLGDHPHMLXJC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Oxybenzone is an organic compound used in sunscreens. It is a derivative of benzophenone. It forms colorless crystals that are readily soluble in most organic solvents. It is used as an ingredient in sunscreen and other cosmetics because it absorbs UV-A ultraviolet rays.   From: DrugBank
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