Synonyms: "benzoresorcinol", "benzophenone-1", "resbenzophenone", "inhibitor DHBP", "advastab 48", "uvistat 12", "4-benzoyl resorcinol", "uvinol 400"

Source: 2,4-dihydroxybenzophenone is used as a constituent of synthetic perfumes and as a starting material for the manufacture of dyes, pesticides and drugs (especially anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs). It is used as a photoinitiator of UV-curing applications in inks, adhesive and coatings,optical fiber.


IUPAC Name: (2,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-phenylmethanone
CAS Number: 131-56-6
PubChem ID: 8572
Canonical SMILES: C1=CC=C(C=C1)C(=O)C2=C(C=C(C=C2)O)O

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C13H10O3
Molecular Weight: 214.217

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 2
Number of bond acceptors: 3
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 16


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Nakagawa Y, Suzuki T. 2002. Metabolism of 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone in isolated rat hepatocytes and xenoestrogenic effects of its metabolites on MCF-7 human breast cancer cells. Chem Biol Interact 139(2):115-128.

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Suzuki T, Kitamura S, Khota R, Sugihara K, Fujimoto N, Ohta S. 2005. Estrogenic and antiandrogenic activities of 17 benzophenone derivatives used as UV stabilizers and sunscreens. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 203(1):9-17.Yamasaki K, Noda S, Imatanaka N, Yakabe Y. 2004. Comparative study of the uterotrophic potency of 14 chemicals in a uterotrophic assay and their receptor-binding affinity. Toxicol Lett 146(2):111-120.

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