2,2'-dihydroxy-4,4'-dimethoxybenzophenone

Synonyms: "benzophenone-6", "bis(2-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)methanone", "cyasorb UV 12", "uvinul D 49", "methanone"

Source: 2,2'-dihydroxy-4,4'-dimethoxybenzophenone is an ultraviolet light (UV) absorber, which protects plastics and coatings from damages caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Identifiers:

IUPAC Name: bis(2-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)methanone
CAS Number: 131-54-4
PubChem ID: 8570
InChiKey: SODJJEXAWOSSON-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Canonical SMILES: COC1=CC(=C(C=C1)C(=O)C2=C(C=C(C=C2)OC)O)O

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C15H14O5
Molecular Weight: 274,2687

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 2
Number of bond acceptors: 5
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 20

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Matsumoto H, Adachi S, Suzuki Y. 2005. Estrogenic activity of ultraviolet absorbers and the related compounds. Yakugaku Zasshi 125(8):643-652.
Morohoshi K, Yamamoto H, Kamata R, Shiraishi F, Koda T, Morita M. 2005. Estrogenic activity of 37 components of commercial sunscreen lotions evaluated by in vitro assays. Toxicol in Vitro 19(4):457-469.

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