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Item # 1029, Benzophenone-3

INCI Name: Benzophenone-3

CAS Numbers: 131-57-7

Sample available upon request.


Benzophenone-3 is a common ingredient in sun blocking agents. It is a broad spectrum sunscreen active with maximal UV absorbance in the 320-400 nm range (UV/A). It is supplied as a light yellow-colored powder. The INCI name for this ingredient is Benzophenone-3. However if used as a sunscreen active, the INCI name is Oxybenzone.

Benzophenone-3 is used as a sunscreen in lotions, conditioners, and cosmetics. It also acts as a UV stabilizer in plastic surface coatings and polymers.


Benzophenone-3 Material Safety Data Sheet
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Benzophenone-3 Technical Data Sheet
(PDF, 469KB)