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Table 1 The photoactive compounds in the investigated sunscreens, CAS no and SPF of the product.

From: Photostability of commercial sunscreens upon sun exposure and irradiation by ultraviolet lamps

Photoactive compound CAS no Mainly protection against Active ingredients in the seven investigated sunscreen products
   UVA UVB 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
EHMC 5466-77-3   x x x x     
MBC 36861-47-9   x    x x x   
EHT 88122-99-0   x     x    
OC 6197-30-4   x       x  
BMDBM 70356-09-1 x   x x x x x x  
BZ-3 131-57-7 x    x x     
TLDCSA 90457-82-2 x        x  
TiO 2 13463-67-7   x    x x   x x
ZnO 1314-13-2 x         x
SPF     4 14 10 10 6 10 15
  1. CAS Chemical Abstracts Service
  2. EHMC ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate MBC 4-methylbenzylidene camphor
  3. EHT ethylhexyl triazone OC octocrylene BMDBM butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  4. BZ-3 benzophenone-3 TLDCSA terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid
  5. TiO 2titanium dioxide ZnO zinc oxide
  6. SPF Sun Protection Factor