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Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate

Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

SYNONYMS

3-(2H-BENZOTRIAZOL-2-YL)-4-HYDROXY-5-(1-METHYLPROPYL)- MONOSODIUM SALT BENZENESULFONIC ACID, BENZENESULFONIC ACID, 3-(2H-BENZOTRIAZOL-2-YL)-4-HYDROXY-5-(1-METHYLPROPYL)-, MONOSODIUM SALT, BENZTRIAZOL UV ABSORBER BUK 4499, MONOSODIUM SALT BENZENESULFONIC ACID, 3-(2H-BENZOTRIAZOL-2-YL)-4-HYDROXY-5-(1-METHYLPROPYL)-, SODIUM 3-(2H-BENZOTRIAZOL-2-YL)-5-SEC-BUTYL-4-HYDROXYBENZENESULFONATE, and SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLYL BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE

This UV light stabilization ingredient is part of a larger formulation and protects colors and other light-sensitive ingredients from photolytic and/or photo-oxidative degradation and thus improve the stability of formulations which are exposed to UV-A and UV-B light.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo11 products
facial cleanser9 products
body wash/cleanser9 products
hair color and bleaching7 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
conditioner6 products
serums & essences5 products
toners/astringents4 products
facial moisturizer/treatment4 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
bath oil/salts/soak4 products
mask3 products
fragrance for women3 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
brow liner2 products
bubble bath2 products
hair styling aide2 products
sunless tanning1 products
foot cleansing1 products
makeup primer1 products
nail treatment1 products
liquid hand soap1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as irritantCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of eye toxicityCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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