Synonyms: Octisalato; Octisalatum; Octyl Salicylate. 2-Ethylhexyl salicylate; 2-Hydroxybenzoic acid 2-ethylhexyl ester.
Cyrillic synonym: Октисалат.
Chemical formula: C15H22O3 = 250.3.
CAS — 118-60-5.
USP 31(Octisalate). Store in airtight containers.
Octisalate is a substituted salicylate used topically as a sunscreen. Salicylates effectively absorb light throughout the UVB range but absorb little or no UVA light. Salicylate sunscreens may therefore be used to prevent sunburn, but are unlikely to prevent drug-related or other photosensitivity reactions associated with UVA light; combination with a benzophenone may give some added protection. Salicylates may occasionally produce photosensitivity reactions or contact dermatitis.
Published January 04, 2019.