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benzophenone Syllabification: ben·zo·phe·none
Pronunciation: /ˌbenzōfiˈnōn/ /-ˈfēˌnōn/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of benzophenone in English:


A white, crystalline ketone that is used in perfume, sunscreen, and as a flavoring agent.
  • Chemical formula: C6H5COC6H5
Example sentences
  • Many sunscreen products contain benzophenone or one of its derivatives.
  • Chemical UVA absorbers, such as benzophenones and benzotriazoles in varying strengths, in conjunction with the film's polyester base, screen out almost 100 percent of UVB and UVA, without reducing visibility.
  • This molecule also displays photophysical properties that vary greatly from benzophenone, possessing both lower energy absorption and emission bands.
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