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Octyl Methoxycinnamate Cas 5466-77-3

Octyl Methoxycinnamate |      CAS 5466-77-3

  • CAS No.:  5466-77-3
  • EINECS No.: 226-775-7
  • Molecular Formula: C18H26O3

Product Information of Octyl Methoxycinnamate (CAS 5466-77-3)

Octyl Methoxycinnamate is an organic compound that is an ingredient in some sunscreens and lip balms. It is mainly used in sunscreens and other cosmetics to absorb UV-B rays from the sun, protecting the skin from damage and also used to reduce the appearance of scars.

  • Product Name: Octyl Methoxycinnamate
  • Molecular Weight: 290.3972 g/mol
  • Synonyms: OMC; Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate; Octinoxate; Octyl 4-methoxycinnamate
  • Solubility: Soluble in ethanol, insoluble in water.
  • Category: Salicylate UV Absorber

Specifications of Octyl Methoxycinnamate (CAS 5466-77-3)

Appearance Colorless or light yellow/orange transparent liquid
Smell Slight characteristic odor
Assay ≥98%
Boiling point 198-200 °C
Density 1.009
Refractive index 1.543-1.547
Flash point 193 °C
Water solubility <0.1 g/100 ml water(27 °C)
Quality standard USP34
Packaging 200 kg net per plastic drum

Properties of Octyl Methoxycinnamate (CAS 5466-77-3)

It is miscible with ethanol, isopropanol, white oil and commonly used lipids, but does not mix with water, propylene glycol and glycerol.

Applications of Octyl Methoxycinnamate (CAS 5466-77-3)

Octyl Methoxycinnamate (OMC) is currently one of the most widely used UV-B oil-soluble UV absorber in the world. The product has excellent safety and approval in the world. It is ideal for use in sun-care and skin-care products for everyday protection. It is suitable for the formulation of sun-protection products.

It is used to prepare skin care cosmetics such as sunscreen (paste, milk, and liquid). It can be effectively absorb ultraviolet rays from sunlight, prevent sunburn on human skin. It is also a therapeutic drug for photo dermatitis. It is industrially used as an anti-aging agent for plastics and inks and as an ultraviolet absorber. Oil-soluble liquid UV-B absorbent can be combined with various sunscreen agents.

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