|IUPAC name||(E)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl) prop-2-enoic acid 2-ethylhexyl ester|
|Other names||Octyl methoxycinnamate|
3D model (JSmol)
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|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
Octyl methoxycinnamate (INCI), or octinoxate (USAN), is an organic compound that is an ingredient in some sunscreens and lip balms. It is an ester formed from methoxycinnamic acid and 2-ethylhexanol. It is a clear liquid that is insoluble in water.
One study has raised safety concerns about toxicity. http://www.soundfeelings.com/micro-skin-care/clinical_studies/omc_kills_skin_cells.htm.
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 6687.