Laboratory analysis of benzophenone

You are looking to analyze or quantify benzophenone in your products...

What is benzophenone (CAS n°119-61-9) ?

Benzophenone is a bicyclic ketone with the gross formula C13H10O1. This molecule (CAS n°119-61-9) is used to prevent the photodegradation of polymers.

Moreover, benzophenone is used in inks or varnishes present on packaging, but also in cosmetic products such as perfumes, soaps, sunscreens …

Why analyze benzophenone in your products?

Benzophenone is now considered a carcinogen and endocrine disruptor. 

Since 2011, the French Agency for Health Products Safety (Afssaps) has defined a limit for the use of 3-benzophenone in cosmetic products. Indeed, the maximum authorized concentration set varies between 10% and 6% depending on the products.

It is also prohibited in food matrices in the United States.

FILAB supports you in the analysis of benzophenone

Our services

Thanks to its 2,100m² analytical facilities and several years of expertise in custom chemical analysis, FILAB offers industrial companies tailor-made support for benzophenone analysis. 

In this context, FILAB offers the following services 

  • Determination of benzophenone in sunscreens

  • Migration study of benzophenone from a packaging to its container

  • Determination of hazardous substances in cosmetic products: heavy metals, phthalates, biphenols... 

  • Analysis of benzophenone-3 and benzophenone-4, 2-hydroxy-4-(octyloxy)benzophenone

  • Validation of benzophenone determination method

Our technical means

Benzophenone is analyzed according to internal methods or validated by Gas Chromatography (GC-MS).

Chromatographie Gazeuse

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

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