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Benzophenone is the organic compound is a widely used building block in organic chemistry, being the parent diarylketone. It is found in fruits such as in grapes. Substituted benzophenones such as oxybenzone and dioxybenzone are used in sunscreen.


Product Name: Benzophenone
Chemical Names: Diphenylmethanone; Diphenyl ketone; 119-61-9; Benzoylbenzene; Phenyl ketone; Diphenyl-methanon; Kayacure bp; diphenyl-methanone
Molecular Formula: C13H10O or C6H5COC6H5
Molecular Weight: 182.222 g/mol
IUPAC Name: Diphenylmethanone
CAS Number: 119-61-9
Physical Description: It is a white solid with a flowery odor. May float or sink in water.
Odor: Sweet, rose-like odor
Boiling Point: 305°C
Melting Point: 48.5°C
Flash Point: Greater than 270° F (USCG, 1999)
Density: 1.085 at 122° F (USCG, 1999)
Decomposition: When heated to decomp it emits acrid and irritating fumes.