• INCI Name:          Butyl methoxydibenzoyl methane
  • Chemical Name: 1-[4-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)phenyl]-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)propane-1,3-dione
  • CAS No:              70356-09-1 

What is Avobenzone?

  • Avobenzone, butyl methoxydibenzoyl methane, also known as Parsol 1789, is a highly effective broad-spectrum oil-soluble UVA filter, belongs to the benzophenone ultraviolet absorber.
  • It is a synthetic ultraviolet absorber, a good UV-A (>320nm) type ultraviolet absorber, which can block the full band (320~400nm) of UVA and is an efficient and broad spectrum.
  • Compounded with other UVB sunscreens, can provide all UVA and UVB protection, used to prevent photo-induced skin cancer.

Features of Avobenzone

  • Broad range UV protector. It offers broad spectrum protection against UV radiation such as UVA I, UVA II, and UVB wavelengths, thereby limiting the impact of UV rays on skin.
  • High efficiency. Long-term use can effectively reduce wrinkles, stains, rough skin and other problems, and can prevent skin cancer.
  • Wide application. When applied to the skin, avobenzone blocks UV rays. It is mainly used in cosmetics sunscreen, sunscreen and other products, and can also be used as a stabilizer to prevent photolysis of cosmetics and perfume.

Dosage of Avobenzone

  • It is approved for use in sun care preparations at a maximum concentration of 3% in America and a maximum of 5% in Europe.

Uses & Applications

Personal care

Avobenzone, butyl methoxydibenzoyl methane, finds application in formulating hair care preparations, make up, creams, lotions, hand cream, face cream, moisturizing creams, anti-aging preparations and suncare products.

Recommended applications are as follows:

  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Hand creams & Lotions
  • Anti-Ageing preparations
  • Moisturizing products (creams & lotions)
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)

Product Details






White or pale yellow crystalline powder


A: Infrared Absorption 197K


B: Ultraviolet Absorption 197U

Absorptivities at 360nm do not differ by more than 3.0%

Loss on drying

0.5% max

Assay (GC)  


Impurity (GC)

Individual impurity: 3.0% max


Total impurity: 4.5% max

Residual solvents

Methanol: 3000ppm max

Shelf Life

24 months

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Technical Data Sheet –Avobenzone

Material Safety Data Sheet– Avobenzone

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