Other names: BP-2, Benzopheone-2, UV D-50
Appearance: Pale greenish yellow crystalline powder
Assay: 99.0% min
Solubility: Clear solution, free from insoluble
Nzvimbo yekuyeuka: 195-203
Gardner Color: 3.0 max
Specific extinction: 580 min
Loss on Drying: 0.5% max
Turbidity: 12NTU max
Because of its wide absorption range, BP-2 is particularly suitable for use as a UV-A filter for product protection,
particularly to protect colorants aganst fading. It is also frequently used to improve the stability of perfumes to oxidation.
Benzophenone-2 can also be used as a UV absorber in the formulation of aftershave lotion, bath products, bubble baths, colognes, perfumes, eye makeup removers and other skin ad hair care products to protect cosmetics and personcal care products from deterioration by absorbing, reflecting or scattering UV rays.