TN-114 SC CO2 Determination of Benzophenone Cloud Point

TN-114 SC CO2 Determination of Benzophenone Cloud Point

Rudy Baskette, Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc

Abstract

Benzophenone is a white crystalline organic substance with a slightly sweet rose geranium scent.  In industry it is typically utilized as a photo-initiator, since it breaks down UV light into free radicals when exposed to light. Benzophenone’s protects a range of products from inks, perfumes, cleaning products, to pharmaceuticals, and soaps. Adding  benzophenone to clear plastic packaging such as food containers prevents UV damage to the contents inside. Benzophenone has also been utilized as biochemical probe to map certain peptide interactions.