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Terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid

Terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid is an organic compound known to be able to absorb as an ultraviolet (UV) light and is therefore used in various sunscreens to protect the skin from sun damage. It is known to cover the entire spectrum of UVA radiation, absorbing UVA rays and releasing their energy as harmless heat.