Benzophenone-3, CAS# 131-57-7


Benzophenone-3 is UV absorber used in cosmetic includes topical sunscreens, moisturizers, shampoos, hair care, lipstick, lip balms, nail polish, also plastic materials, dental composite materials. Furthermore, It is also used as color preserver in paints and varnishes.

Chemical Name:

2-Hydroxy-4-Methoxy Benzophenone


Benzophenone-3, UV-9, Oxybenzone


Appearance: Pale greenish yellow crystalline powder
Assay: 99.0%min
Melting Point: 62.0-65.0℃
Gardner Color: 4.0 max
Specific Extinction 1%,1cm
(E288nm): 630 min
(E325nm): 410 min
Heavy Metals(Pb): 5ppm max
Burnt Residue: 0.1% max
Loss on drying: 0.2% max

Handing and Safety: 

For additional handing and toxicological information, please consult us for Maternal Safety Date Sheet.


25kg/plastic bag, 300/500kg per panel