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Cinoxate



Cinoxate
IUPAC name 2-Ethoxyethyl 3-(4-
methoxyphenyl)propenoate
Other names Cinoxate
2-Ethoxyethyl p-methoxycinnamate
Identifiers
CAS number 104-28-9
SMILES O=C(OCCOCC)/C=C/C1=CC=C(OC)C=C1
Properties
Molecular formula C14H18O4
Molar mass 250.28 g/mol
Density 1.102 g/cm3
Melting point

-25 °C

Boiling point

184-187 °C at 2 mmHg

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Cinoxate is an organic compound used as an ingredient in some types of sunscreens. It is an ester formed from methoxycinnamic acid and 2-ethoxyethanol. It is a slightly yellow viscous liquid that is insoluble in water, but miscible with alcohols, esters, and vegetable oils.

Additional recommended knowledge

It protects skin against the sun by absorbing UV-A and UV-B rays.

See also

References

    • Merck Index, 11th Edition, 2312.
     
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