Mexenone

(BAN, pINN)
Mexenone Chemical formula
Synonyms: Benzofenon-10; Benzophenone-10; Mexenona; Mexénone; Mexenonum. 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxy-4′-methylbenzophenone.
Cyrillic synonym: Мексенон.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: C15H14O3 = 242.3.
CAS — 1641-17-4.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Br.

BP 2008

(Mexenone). A pale yellow odourless or almost odourless crystalline powder. Practically insoluble in water; sparingly soluble in alcohol; freely soluble in acetone.

💊 Profile

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

💊 Preparations

BP 2008: Mexenone Cream.
Published December 31, 2018.