Other names : Diphenylmethanone; phenyl ketone; diphenyl ketone; benzoylbenzene
Items                             Properties 
Molecular formula      C13H10O 
Molar mass                 182.217 g/mol 
Appearance                 White solid 
Density                         1.11 g/cm3, solid 
Melting point                47.9 °C
Boiling point                305.4 °C
Solubility in water       insoluble 
Solubility                      benzene, THF, ethanol, propylene glycol
Derivatives :
Substituted benzophenones such as oxybenzone and dioxybenzone are used in some sunscreens. The use of benzophenone-derivatives which structurally resemble a strong photosensitizer has been strongly criticized.
Application :
Benzophenone prevents ultraviolet (UV) light from damaging scents and colors in products such as perfumes and soaps. 
It can also be added to the plastic packaging as a UV blocker. 
Its use allows manufacturers to package the product in clear glass or plastic. Without it, opaque or dark packaging would be required.
Benzophenone-3 provides effective protection against both UVA and UVB radiation .

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