Rational Design and Synthesis of Efficient Sunscreens To Boost the Solar Protection Factor

  1. Losantos, R. 1
  2. Funes-Ardoiz, I. 1
  3. Aguilera, J. 2
  4. Herrera-Ceballos, E. 2
  5. García-Iriepa, C. 13
  6. Campos, P.J. 1
  7. Sampedro, D. 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    ROR https://ror.org/0553yr311

  2. 2 Universidad de Málaga

    Universidad de Málaga

    Málaga, España

    ROR https://ror.org/036b2ww28

  3. 3 Universidad de Alcalá

    Universidad de Alcalá

    Alcalá de Henares, España

    ROR https://ror.org/04pmn0e78

Angewandte Chemie International

ISSN: 1433-7851

Year of publication: 2017

Volume: 56

Issue: 10

Pages: 2632-2635

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1002/ANIE.201611627 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85011319767 WoS: WOS:000395183600012 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2017
  • Journal Impact Factor: 12.102
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 11.264
  • Article influence score: 3.376
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  • Area: Chemistry (miscellaneous) Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 10/480

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  • Year 2017
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Skin cancer incidence has been increasing in the last decades, but most of the commercial formulations used as sunscreens are designed to protect only against solar erythema. Many of the active components present in sunscreens show critical weaknesses, such as low stability and toxicity. Thus, the development of more efficient components is an urgent health necessity and an attractive industrial target. We have rationally designed core moieties with increased photoprotective capacities and a new energy dissipation mechanism. Using these scaffolds, we have synthesized a series of compounds with tunable properties suitable for their use in sunscreens, and enhanced properties in terms of stability, light energy dissipation, and toxicity. Moreover, some representative compounds were included in final sunscreen formulations and a relevant solar protection factor boost was measured. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

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