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Our founders discuss the chemistry behind Avobenzone, one of the most widely used ultraviolet- absorbing organic filters used in sunscreens, lip balms and many cosmetic products. Considering the extensive use of sunscreens by people all over the world, a significant part of the human population is introducing this molecule on their skin on a regular basis.
The popularity of avobenzone as an ultraviolet filter stems from its novel structure and fascinating photophysical and photochemical properties. Dr. Dutta and Dr. Wang discuss the electronic spectroscopy of avobenzone and the dynamic nature of its excited state that lead to its light absorbing characteristics, and then, detail how sunscreens are formulated taking into account the photochemistry of avobenzone.