Octyl Methoxycinnamate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Octyl Methoxycinnamate Properties

Octyl Methoxycinnamate

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Octyl Methoxycinnamate is an organic compound that is an ingredient in some sunscreens and lip balms. It is an ester formed from methoxycinnamic acid and (RS)-2-ethylhexanol. Octyl Methoxycinnamate is a clear liquid that is insoluble in water.Its primary use is 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.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless or pale yellow liquid
Boiling Point 198-200 °C
Brand Name Eusolex 2292;Uvinul MC80
CAS Number 5466-77-3,83834-59-7
Class NA
Density 1.01 g/cm3
EINECS Number 226-775-7
HS Code 29189090
IUPAC Name 2-Ethylhexyl (2e)-3-(4-Methoxyphenyl)Prop-2-Enoate
InChI 1S/C18H26O3/c1-4-6-7-15(5-2)14-21-18(19)13-10-16-8-11-17(20-3)12-9-16/h8-13,15H,4-7,14H2,1-3H3/b13-10+
Melting Point -25 °C
Molar Mass 290.4 g/mol
Molecular Formula C18H26O3
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
Synonyms Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate;Octinoxate;Tinosorb;OMC;(E)-3-(4-Methoxyphenyl) Prop-2-Enoic Acid 2-Ethylhexyl Ester