CHEBI:34283 - oxybenzone

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ChEBI Name oxybenzone
ChEBI ID CHEBI:34283
Definition A hydroxybenzophenone that is benzophenone which is substituted at the 2- and 4-positions of one of the benzene rings by hydroxy and methoxy groups respectively.
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Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:569732
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Formula C14H12O3
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 228.24330
Monoisotopic Mass 228.079
InChI InChI=1S/C14H12O3/c1-17-11-7-8-12(13(15)9-11)14(16)10-5-3-2-4-6-10/h2-9,15H,1H3
InChIKey DXGLGDHPHMLXJC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILES COc1ccc(C(=O)c2ccccc2)c(O)c1
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): ultraviolet filter
A photochemical role realized in the absorption of ultraviolet light, for example to protect skin cells from damage.
environmental contaminant
Any minor or unwanted substance introduced into the environment that can have undesired effects.
Biological Role(s): xenobiotic
A xenobiotic (Greek, xenos "foreign"; bios "life") is a compound that is foreign to a living organism. Principal xenobiotics include: drugs, carcinogens and various compounds that have been introduced into the environment by artificial means.
Application(s): dermatologic drug
A drug used to treat or prevent skin disorders or for the routine care of skin.
protective agent
Synthetic or natural substance which is given to prevent a disease or disorder or are used in the process of treating a disease or injury due to a poisonous agent.
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Outgoing oxybenzone (CHEBI:34283) has role dermatologic drug (CHEBI:50177)
oxybenzone (CHEBI:34283) has role environmental contaminant (CHEBI:78298)
oxybenzone (CHEBI:34283) has role protective agent (CHEBI:50267)
oxybenzone (CHEBI:34283) has role ultraviolet filter (CHEBI:73335)
oxybenzone (CHEBI:34283) has role xenobiotic (CHEBI:35703)
oxybenzone (CHEBI:34283) is a hydroxybenzophenone (CHEBI:24677)
oxybenzone (CHEBI:34283) is a monomethoxybenzene (CHEBI:25235)
IUPAC Name
(2-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)(phenyl)methanone
INNs Sources
oxibenzona ChemIDplus
oxybenzone ChemIDplus
oxybenzonum ChemIDplus
Synonyms Sources
2-Benzoyl-5-methoxyphenol DrugBank
2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone KEGG COMPOUND
4-Methoxy-2-hydroxybenzophenone DrugBank
Benzophenone-3 ChemIDplus
Manual Xrefs Databases
3412 DrugCentral
C14285 KEGG COMPOUND
D05309 KEGG DRUG
DB01428 DrugBank
HMDB0015497 HMDB
LSM-3309 LINCS
Oxybenzone Wikipedia
US2773903 Patent
US2861104 Patent
US2861105 Patent
US3073866 Patent
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
131-57-7 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
131-57-7 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
1913145 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
1913145 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
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Last Modified
13 March 2017
General Comment
2011-03-18 Oxybenzone is used as a constituent of some commercial sunscreen preparations because it absorbs UVB and short-wave UVA (ultraviolet) rays.