2-ethylhexyl 4-methoxycinnamate

CAS Number
2-ethylhexyl 4-methoxycinnamate
SIN Groups
Highly reactive compounds
Reason for inclusion on the SIN List
Substance is an endocrine disruptor with estrogenic and thyroid activity, affecting several body functions including development, brain and metabolism. The substance has been found in biomonitoring studies and in human milk. It is categorized as an endocrine disruptor in the EU Commission EDC database.
Date for inclusion on the SIN List
2011 May
Hazard class and category code(s)
Source: ECHA
No harmonized CLP classification

Chemical information

2-ethyl-hexyl-4-methoxycinnamate; Octyl methoxycinnamate; Octinoxate; Eusolex 2292; Tinosorb OMC; EHMC
EC number
Registered production volume
Source: ECHA
Not registered
(Bio)monitoring data
Yes, it has been found in natural waters, and in biota.
EHMC has also been detected in human milk samples.
Possible uses
Source: DHI, 2006
UV-filters and sunscreen lotions
Technical function of substances
Source: DHI, 2006
UV filter


Company Group
Company Name

BASF SE, Carl-Bosch-Str. 38,67056, Ludwigshafen am Rhein Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany


DSM Nutritional Products GmbH- OR2, Emil-Barell-Str. 3,79639, Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany

DSM Nutritional Products Nederland B.V., Trade Port West 9017 Columbusweg 24 5928 Venlo, , Netherlands


Envigo Research Limited 12, Shardlow Business Park London Road DE72 2GD Shardlow Derbyshire, , United Kingdom

International Flavors & Fragrances

IFF AUGUSTA LTD, 3005 International Boulevard, Augusta, Richmond, 30906-9398, GA, , USA

Service Provider

REACH24H CONSULTING GROUP, Suite 1E, Paramount Court, Corrig Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18, Dublin, Ireland


Symrise AG, Mühlenfeldstraße 1,37603, Holzminden, Germany

SYMRISE INC, 1636 Bushy Park Road, Goose Creek, Berkely, 29445-6338, SC, , USA

Source: ECHA