Octyl Salicylate

Item No.: Octyl Salicylate
Chemical Name: 2-Ethylhexyl salicylate
MF: C15H22O3
MW: 250.33
CAS: 118-60-5

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Product Description

Octyl Salicylate (also known as 2-ethylpentyl salicylate) is an important chemical product. It is a colorless to light yellow transparent liquid with a slightly aromatic smell and absorbs UVB. It is used in perfume , soap, sunscreen cosmetics, widely used in the pharmaceutical industry, can also be used as organic solvents and organic synthesis intermediates

Product Function

Sun protection mechanism:

Octyl salicylate has a conjugated π bond, which can absorb ultraviolet rays and convert the energy of ultraviolet rays into heat to release it to achieve the purpose of sun protection. Octyl salicylate can absorb ultraviolet rays in the 280-300nm band and is used as a UVB absorber In sunscreen cosmetics, although octyl salicylate has low UV absorption capacity, it is safer, less toxic and cheap than most other sunscreens, so it is a type of UV absorber that is more commonly used by people.

It is an effective solvent and a UV absorber. Can be used in all types of sun protection products at the same time

Uses: This product is an ultraviolet absorber. It is used in the preparation of daily skin care products, sunscreens and drugs for the treatment of photosensitive dermatitis: it can also be added to daily shampoos as anti-fading agents and ultraviolet absorbers.


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