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CAS Number: 1641-17-4Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:216-688-2
Nikkaji Web:J7.541H
XlogP3:4.00 (est)
Molecular Weight:242.27418000
Formula:C15 H14 O3
BioActivity Summary:listing
NMR Predictor:Predict (works with chrome, Edge or firefox)
Category:cosmetic UV absorber
US / EU / FDA / JECFA / FEMA / FLAVIS / Scholar / Patent Information:
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Physical Properties:
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Boiling Point: 400.10 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Flash Point: 302.00 °F. TCC ( 150.20 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): 4.100 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 33.03 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
CosIng:cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: uv absorbers
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Odor: characteristic
Use: Mexenone, the derivative of benzophenone, is a sunscreening agent.
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
2-Hydroxy-4-methoxy-4'-methylbenzophenone ≥98%
Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
cosmetic UV absorber
Recommendation for benzophenone-10 usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for benzophenone-10 flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
EPI System: View
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Cancer Citations:Search
Toxicology Citations:Search
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :71645
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Pubchem (cid):71645
Pubchem (sid):135029848
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2011 (pdf)
Videos:The Periodic Table of Videos
tgsc:Atomic Weights use for this web site
(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):Search
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
 u.v. absorbers
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 not found in nature
 benzophenone 10
 benzophenone, 2-hydroxy-4-methoxy-4prime-methyl-
2-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl 4-methylphenyl ketone
 methanone, (2-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)(4-methylphenyl)
 methanone, (2-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)(4-methylphenyl)-
 uvistat L


PubMed:Contact and photocontact allergy to oxybenzone and mexenone.
PubMed:Contact allergy from Mexenone masquerading as an exacerbation of light sensitivity.
PubMed:Allergic and photoallergic contact dermatitis from ketoprofen: evaluation of cross-reactivities by a combination of photopatch testing and computerized conformational analysis.
PubMed:Photoallergic contact dermatitis is uncommon.
PubMed:Determination of threshold UV-A elicitation dose in photopatch testing.
PubMed:Photopatch testing in Asians: a 5-year experience in Singapore.
PubMed:Photoallergic contact dermatitis from ketoprofen in southern Sweden.
PubMed:Photodermatitis from ketoprofen with cross-reactivity to fenofibrate and benzophenones.
PubMed:A study of chemical light screening agents.
PubMed:Causal agents of photoallergic contact dermatitis diagnosed in the national institute of dermatology of Colombia.
PubMed:[Photoaggravated contact allergy and contact photoallergy caused by ketoprofen: 19 cases].
PubMed:Contact allergy to sunscreen chemicals in photosensitivity dermatitis/actinic reticuloid syndrome (PD/AR) and polymorphic light eruption (PLE).
PubMed:Polymorphic light eruption with contact and photocontact allergy.
PubMed:Sensitivity to sunscreens.
None found
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