Benzylidene camphor sulfonic acid
Time: 2012-10-01 09:10:06
Benzylidene camphor sulfonic acid
Benzenesulfonic acid, 4-((4,7,7-trimethyl-3-oxobicyclo(2.2.1)hept-2-ylidene)methyl)-;
alpha-(2-Oxoborn-3-ylidene)toluene-4 sulphonic acid;
Anionic Surfactant
>> Sulfonate
>> Aryl Sulfonate
>> Phenyl Sulfonate
>> Bridge-ring Group Phenyl Sulfonate
Chemical Numbering System
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C17H20O4S
Molecular Weight: 320.40
Appearance    (1), solid; (2), liquid.
Solubility    soluble in water.
Stability    stable. Easily oxidized.
Risk    Solid form: flammable material; irritation, irritation to skin, eye, respiratory. Harmful products of combustion are CO, CO2 and so on. Contact with strong oxidants, can cause to burn.
GHS (Rev.6) label:  
Ecology    may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability    biodegradable.
Characteristics    excellent UV absorbing, dispersing abilities.
Note    (1), Avoid using in children products, such as makeup.
Quality Standards & Test Methods
1. Physical and chemical indexes
Physical and chemical indexes
Actives, %, ≥
Test Methods
(1), Actives
GB/T 5173 Surface active agents and detergents-Determination of anionic-active matter by direct two-phase titration procedure
ISO 2271 Surface active agents -- Detergents -- Determination of anionic-active matter by manual or mechanical direct two-phase titration procedure
2. Hazardous substances indexes
Hazardous substances indexes
Heavy metals (as Pb), mg/Kg, ≤
As, mg/Kg, ≤
Test Methods
(1), Heavy metals (as Pb)
Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition)
GB/T 30799 The test method of food detergents - Determination of heavy metals
(2), As
Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition)
GB/T 30797 The test method of food detergents - Determination of total arsenic
3. Further explanation
(a), On physical and chemical indexes: firstly, shall be indicated carbon atom distribution; secondly, shall be indicated average molecular weight.
(b), Used in cosmetics, should be test for harmful substances; or furtherly test for microorganisms.
Major Uses
1. Typical applications
Use as UV absorbing agent.
2. Personal care products
Use as UV absorbing agent, UV filter.
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Further information:
(1), In accordance with EU regulations (EC) No 1223/2009, directive 94/32/EC, benzylidene camphor sulfonic acid is included in Annex VI/9.
Maximum concentration is 6% (as acid).
(2), In China, in accordance with Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 edition), maximum concentration is 6% (as acid).
Update: 20131025(1); 20170420(2);