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ethylhexyl dimethyl PABA
2-ethylhexyl p-dimethylaminobenzoate

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Name:2-ethylhexyl 4-(dimethylamino)benzoate
CAS Number: 21245-02-3Picture of molecule3D/inchi
Other(deleted CASRN):127361-11-9
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:244-289-3
Nikkaji Web:J13.349C
XlogP3-AA:5.00 (est)
Molecular Weight:277.40759000
Formula:C17 H27 N O2
BioActivity Summary:listing
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Category:cosmetic UV absorber
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Physical Properties:
Appearance:colorless to pale yellow clear liquid (est)
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Boiling Point: 382.90 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Vapor Pressure:5.100000 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 251.00 °F. TCC ( 121.70 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): 6.150 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 0.1977 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
uv filters
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
2-ethylhexyl 4-(dimethylamino)benzoate 95%
LanCos UV360
Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
2-Ethylhexyl 4-(dimethylamino)benzoate 98%
For experimental / research use only.
2-Ethylhexyl 4-(Dimethylamino)benzoate >98.0%(GC)(T)
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 ethylhexyl dimethyl PABA usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for ethylhexyl dimethyl PABA flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

Opinion of the Scientific Panel on food additives, flavourings, processing aids and materials in contact with food (AFC) related to 2-Isopropyl thioxanthone (ITX) and 2-ethylhexyl-4-dimethylaminobenzoate (EHDAB) in food contact materials
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Report of ESCO WG on non-plastic Food Contact Materials
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EPI System: View
Daily Med:search
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EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):21245-02-3
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :30541
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:2
2-ethylhexyl 4-(dimethylamino)benzoate
 2-ethylhexyl 4-(dimethylamino)benzoate
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:21245-02-3
Pubchem (cid):30541
Pubchem (sid):134995819
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2011 (pdf)
Videos:The Periodic Table of Videos
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(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
KEGG (GenomeNet):D05335
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):Search
Export Tariff Code:2922.49.3700
sunscreens are available in a variety of dosage forms and formulations. because these formulations frequently change and the manufacturers often are reluctant to reveal specific ingredients in their formulations, a listing of commercially available sunscreens is not included in this monograph.
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
 u.v. absorbers
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 not found in nature
 arlatone UVB
 benzoic acid, 4-(dimethylamino)-, 2-ethylhexyl ester
 benzoic acid, p-(dimethylamino)-, 2-ethylhexyl ester
 escalol 507
2-ethyl hexyl 4-(dimethyl amino) benzoate
2-ethylhexyl 4-(dimethylamino)benzoate
2-ethylhexyl p-(dimethylamino)benzoate
2-ethylhexyl p-dimethylaminobenzoate
 eusolex 6007
 octyl dimethyl p-aminobenzoate
 octyl dimethyl paba
 padimate O


PubMed:UV filters, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, octocrylene and ethylhexyl dimethyl PABA from untreated wastewater in sediment from eastern Mediterranean river transition and coastal zones.
PubMed:Development and application of a HPLC method for eight sunscreen agents in suncare products.
PubMed:Fast pressurized liquid extraction with in-cell purification and analysis by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry for the determination of UV filters and their degradation products in sediments.
PubMed:In vitro evaluation of the cutaneous penetration of sprayable sunscreen emulsions with high concentrations of UV filters.
active ingredient in sunscreen products.
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