4-(Benzyloxy)phenol | 103-16-2

Additional information

CAS ID

103-16-2

IUPAC Name

4-phenylmethoxyphenol

Molecular Formula

C13H12O2

Molecular Weight

SMILES

C1=CC=C(C=C1)COC2=CC=C(C=C2)O

Description

PubChem CID 7638

Monobenzone is a monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone with topical depigmentation activity. Although the exact mechanism of action of depigmentation is unknown, the metabolites of monobenzone appear to have a cytotoxic effect on melanocytes. Furthermore, the depigmentation effect might be mediated through the inhibition of tyrosinase, which is essential in the synthesis of melanin pigments, thereby causing permanent depigmentation of the skin.

Specifications

Melting Point121.0°C to 122.0°C
ColorBrown to White
Infrared SpectrumAuthentic
PackagingGlass bottle
CAS Min %97.5
CAS Max %100.0
Assay Percent Range97.5% min. (GC)
Linear FormulaC6H5CH2OC6H4OH
Beilstein06,845

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