Homosalate

Homosalate

  • INCI Name:          Homosalate
  • Chemical Name: 3,3,5-Trimethylcyclohexyl salicylate
  • CAS No:                118-56-9

What is Homosalate?

  • Homosalate is a typical salicylic acid ultraviolet absorber, which can absorb ultraviolet rays in the band of uvb295 ~ 315nm.
  • It is colorless transparent liquid, an oil-soluble UVB sunscreen, suitable for water-resistant formulations.

Features of Homosalate

  • UVB protector. It can prevent direct skin exposure to the sun’s harmful rays by absorbing ultraviolet (UV) light, protect the skin from UVB radiation damage and reduce the long-term harmful effects of sun exposure.
  • Ideal solvent. It is a good solvent for crystalline oil-soluble UV sunscreens Benzophenone-3, Avobenzone, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor,etc.
  • Antibacterial abilities. It is commonly incorporated into sunscreens for this ability and helps prevent product from turning rancid.

Uses & Applications

Personal care

Homosalate (HMS) is approved by the FDA of the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia to protect the skin from UVB irradiation.It is a widely used chemical in sunscreens and skin care products with SPF such as emulsions, gels, creams, sticks, makeup, etc.

Product Details

Packing

200kg/drum

 

Specification

Appearance

Colorless to pale yellow liquid

Identity (IR) USP<197F>

Matches reference spectrum

UV absorbance (E1%1cm in methanol) max 305 nm

170~180

Specific gravity (25℃) USP<841>

1.049~1.053

Refractive index (20℃) USP<831>

1.561~1.519

Acidity (mg KOH/g) Titration (USP)

1.0 max

Methyl paraben (ppm)

5 max

Chromatographic purity GC

 USP<621>

Purity (%)

99.6%

 

Each impurity(%)

0.07%

 

Total impurities (%)

0.4%

 

3,3,5-Trimethyl cyclohexanol (%)

0.01%

 

Methyl salicylate (%)

<0.7ppm (LOD)

 

2-methoxy benzoic acid -3.3.5- trimethylcyclohexylester (%)

0.19%

Assay (%) GC (USP<621)

90.0-110.0

Residual solvents GC USP<467> (methanol)

1000 max

Shelf Life

24 months

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Technical Data Sheet –Homosalate

Material Safety Data Sheet– Homosalate

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