Dioxybenzone

(USAN, rINN)
Dioxybenzone Chemical formula
Synonyms: Benzofenon-8; Benzophenone-8; Dioxibenzona; Dioxybenzonum; NSC-56769. 2,2′-Dihydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone.
Cyrillic synonym: Диоксибензон.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: C14H12O4 = 244.2.
CAS — 131-53-3.

Pharmacopoeias.

In US.

USP 31

(Dioxybenzone). A yellow powder. Practically insoluble in water; freely soluble in alcohol and in toluene. Store in airtight containers. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Dioxybenzone, a substituted benzophenone, is a sunscreen with actions similar to those of oxybenzone. It is effective against UVB and some UVA light.

💊 Preparations

USP 31: Dioxybenzone and Oxybenzone Cream.
Published November 28, 2018.