Definition of benzophenone in English:

benzophenone

Pronunciation: /ˌbenzōfiˈnōn//-ˈfēˌnōn/

noun

  • A white, crystalline ketone that is used in perfume, sunscreen, and as a flavoring agent.

    • ‘Many sunscreen products contain benzophenone or one of its derivatives.’
    • ‘This molecule also displays photophysical properties that vary greatly from benzophenone, possessing both lower energy absorption and emission bands.’
    • ‘Allergencity has been associated with several sunscreens over the years, including PABA (4-aminobenzoic acid) and its derivatives, benzophenones and dibenzoylmethanes, many of which have now been withdrawn from the market.’
    • ‘However, application to the skin is problematic because the photosensitizing properties of the benzophenone moiety may cause phototoxic effects when the treated skin region is exposed to UVA light.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

benzophenone

/ˌbenzōfiˈnōn//-ˈfēˌnōn/