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Octyl Methoxycinnamate

Octyl Methoxycinnamate

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Features:

Product Name: Octyl Methoxycinnamate
IUPAC Name: (RS)-2-Ethylhexyl (2E)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)prop-2-enoate
Synonyms: Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Octinoxate, Uvinul MC80, (E)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl) prop-2-enoic, acid 2-ethylhexyl ester
CAS Number: 5466-77-3
Chemical Formula: C18H26O3
Molar Mass: 290.40 g·mol−1
Density: 1.01 g/cm3
Melting Point: −25 °C (−13 °F; 248 K)
Boiling Point: 198 to 200 °C (388 to 392 °F; 471 to 473 K)

Uses:

It is primarily used in sunscreens and other cosmetics to absorb UV-B rays from the sun, protecting the skin from damage. It is also used to reduce the appearance of scars.