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Issue 4, 2010
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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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25 Nov 2009
25 Jan 2010
First published
17 Feb 2010

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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