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Table 1 Dissipation of photon energy by natural and synthetic organic chromophores

From: Associations between environmental factors and incidence of cutaneous melanoma. Review

UV-absorber Other names Percentage of molecules that dissipate the photon energy
DNA   > 99.9 %
natural melanin   > 99.9 %
2-ethylhexyl 4-(dimethylamino) benzoate Padimate-O, octyldimethyl PABA, OD-PABA 10%
4-Methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC), (MBC), Parsol 5000, Eusolex 6300 30%
Menthyl anthranilate (MA), Methyl-2-aminobenzoate, meradimate 60%
Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (2-EHMC), (EHMC), EMC, Octyl methoxycinnamate, OMC, Eusolex 2292, Parsol 81%