What is it? 
Resorcinol monobenzoate is a ultra-violet light absorber that is added to plastics to prevent deterioration by sunlight.

How do I avoid it? 
You should avoid any contact with this substance. Avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and, on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

  • Outdoor plastics, including signs & lighting fixtures
  • Cellulose plastics
  • Shoes
  • Coatings and films
  • Steering wheels
  • Computer mouse
  • Eye glass frames

Other names for Resorcinol monobenzoate:
  • RMB
  • Resorcin monobenzoate
  • Resorcinol 1-benzoate
  • Benzoic acid 3-hydroxyphenyl ester
  • Benzoic acid resorcin ester
  • 3-Benzoyloxyphenol
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Balsam of Peru

How safe is it?

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