It is a white solid that is soluble in organic solvents. Benzophenone is a widely used building block in organic chemistry, being the parent diarylketone. his is another common chemical UVA-absorbing sunscreen agent. Specifically, the EPA notes, it is part of a group that includes dioxybenzone, oxybenzone, and sulisobenzone. Some people may find that chemical-based sunscreens, particularly those with benzophenones, are more likely than mineral sunscreens to cause skin irritation.
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