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I want to search for some elements such as: methoxycinnamate cyclomethicone ethylhexyl oxybenzone salicylate What does they mean and what are they used for?? What could be a good web page where I can search for this kind of chemical elements.
*I really need this info as soon as possible!!!
Answer 1:

Methoxycinnamate, salicylate, etc are not elements but organic compounds that can be very complicated. I have found two web sites that show the chemical formula of some of the sun screen products but I am not sure that you will understand it. If you are doing this for a chemistry project maybe your teacher can help you. Also, please do not forget to give proper credit to the authors.

Here are the two web sites:
Sunscreen Analysis Using Molecular Modeling
Organic Structures, Sunscreens

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