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Ultraviolet filters

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The chemistry, photostability and mechanism of action of ultraviolet filters are reviewed. The worldwide regulatory status of the 55 approved ultraviolet filters and their optical properties are documented. The photostabilty of butyl methoxydibenzoyl methane (avobenzone) is considered and methods to stabilize it in cosmetic formulations are presented.

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The article was received on 25 Nov 2009, accepted on 25 Jan 2010 and first published on 17 Feb 2010

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B9PP00174C
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2010,9, 464-469
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    Ultraviolet filters

    N. A. Shaath, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2010, 9, 464
    DOI: 10.1039/B9PP00174C

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