, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 173–179 | Cite as

Impacts of benzophenone-type UV filters on cladoceran Daphnia carinata

  • Jingjing DuEmail author
  • Mingxiang Qv
  • Ke Li
  • Xiaoyun Yin
  • Fanxiao Meng
  • Jingchao Yang
  • Chuang Ma
Research paper


The impacts of three commonly used benzophenone-type UV filters including benzophenone (BP), 2-hydroxy-4-methoxy-benzophenone (BP3), and 2-hydroxy-4-methoxy-benzophenone-5-sulfonicacid (BP4) were assayed in vitro using a cladoceran Daphnia carinata. The 24-h LC50 on D. carinata calculated for BP, BP3, and BP4 was 8.37, 2.18, and 82.27 mg l−1, respectively. BP3 and BP4 significantly impacted on the time of D. carinata first molting at a concentration of 0.1 µg l−1. BP4 had an inhibitory effect on D. carinata molting and BP3 had an inhibitory effect on D. carinata pregnancy at a concentration of 1 µg l−1. Furthermore, BP4 significantly inhibited the number of D. carinata first brood per female at a concentration of 10 µg l−1. All of the endpoints from acute and chronic toxicity demonstrated that the hydroxy group in BP3 and BP4 significantly enhanced the toxic effect compared to BP. Therefore, the toxicity of BP-type UV filters is related to their molecular structure.


Benzophenone 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxy-benzophenone 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxy-benzophenone-5-sulfonicacid Daphnia carinata 



This work was supported by grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31500377, 41501527); Science and Technology Project of Henan Province, China (182102310796); Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (2014BSJJ025); and Collaborative Innovation Center of Environmental Pollution Control and Ecological Restoration, Henan Province (XTCX-010).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jingjing Du
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mingxiang Qv
    • 1
  • Ke Li
    • 1
  • Xiaoyun Yin
    • 1
  • Fanxiao Meng
    • 1
  • Jingchao Yang
    • 1
  • Chuang Ma
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Materials and Chemical EngineeringZhengzhou University of Light IndustryZhengzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Henan Collaborative Innovation Center of Environmental Pollution Control and Ecological RestorationZhengzhou University of Light IndustryZhengzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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