Hydroquinone monobenzyl ether
Appearance: White powder
Package: 1kg, 5kg, 25kg
Applications: Organic intermediate
Monobenzone CAS 103-16-2 is a monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone with topical depigmentation activity. Although the exact mechanism of action of depigmentation is unknown, the metabolites of monobenzone appear to have a cytotoxic effect on melanocytes. Furthermore, the depigmentation effect might be mediated through the inhibition of tyrosinase, which is essential in the synthesis of melanin pigments, thereby causing permanent depigmentation of the skin.
Monobenzone CAS 103-16-2 is the monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone. It is used as a topical drug for medical depigmentation. It has a role as a melanin synthesis inhibitor and a dermatologic drug. It derives from a hydroquinone.