Agent Name

Sulisobenzone

CAS Number

4065-45-6

Formula

C14-H12-O6-S

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

5-Benzoyl-4-hydroxy-2-methoxybenzene sulfonic acid; 5-Benzoyl-4-hydroxy-2-methoxybenzolsulfonsaeure; Benzenesulfonic acid, 5-benzoyl-4-hydroxy-2-methoxy-; Uvinul MS-40 substanz; 1-Phenol-4-sulfonic acid, 2-benzoyl-5-methoxy- (6CI); 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone-5-sulfonic acid; 5-Benzoyl-4-hydroxy-2-methoxybenzenesulfonic acid; Benzophenone 4; MS 40; Seesorb 101S; Spectra-Sorb UV 284; Sulisobenzona [INN-Spanish]; Sulisobenzonum [INN-Latin]; Sungard; Syntase 230; Uval; Uvinuc MS 40; Uvinul; Uvinul MS 40; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sunscreens

Description

Light tan solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as ultraviolet absorber for leather and textiles, and ultraviolet screen for humans; Also used in cosmetics and shampoos; [Merck Index]

Comments

Caused 3% positive photo-patch tests in a series of Mayo Clinic patients; It is infrequently found to be a contact and photo-contact allergen; Cross reaction with oxybenzone and benzophenone 2 may occur; [Marks, p. 222] No evidence of sensitization in man at 5%; [European Commission] Oral LD50 (rat) = 3530 mg/kg; [ChemIDplus] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Oxybenzone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.3E-11 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Contact Dermatitis, Photoallergic

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