To use all functions of this page, please activate cookies in your browser.
With an accout for my.chemeurope.com you can always see everything at a glance – and you can configure your own website and individual newsletter.
- My watch list
- My saved searches
- My saved topics
- My newsletter
Homosalate is an organic compound used in some sunscreens. It is an ester formed from salicylic acid and 3,3,5-trimethylcyclohexanol, a derivative of cyclohexanol. It is found in many Coppertone products.
Additional recommended knowledge
The salicylic acid portion of the molecule absorbs ultraviolet rays with a wavelength from 295nm to 315nm, protecting the skin from sun damage. The hydrophobic cyclohexanol portion provides greasiness that prevents it from dissolving in water.
|This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Homosalate". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.|