Benzophenone Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Benzophenone Properties


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Benzophenone is a widely used building block in organic chemistry, being the parent diarylketone. It can be used as a photo initiator in UV-curing applications such as inks, imaging, and clear coatings in the printing industry. Benzophenone prevents ultraviolet (UV) light from damaging scents and colors in products such as perfumes and soaps. It can also be added to the plastic packaging as a UV blocker. Its use allows manufacturers to package the product in clear glass or plastic. Without it, opaque or dark packaging would be required.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White solid
Boiling Point 305.4 °C
CAS Number 119-61-9
Density 1.11 g/cm3
EINECS Number 204-337-6
HS Code 29143900
IUPAC Name Diphenylmethanone
InChI 1S/C13H10O/c14-13(11-7-3-1-4-8-11)12-9-5-2-6-10-12/h1-10H
LR Assay 99%
Lab Grade LR
Main Hazards Ingestion of benzophenone causes gastrointestinal disturbances. Benzophenone can causes eye irritation and, if prolonged, irritation of skin.
Melting Point 47.9 °C
Molar Mass 182.217 g/mol
Molecular Formula C13H10O
NFPA 704 H-3,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number DI9950000
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms Phenyl Ketone;Diphenyl Ketone;Benzoylbenzene;Benzophenone uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X