dihydroxyacetone

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dihydroxyacetone

[¦dī‚hī¦dräk·sē′as·ə‚tōn]
(organic chemistry)
(HOCH2)2CO A colorless, crystalline solid with a melting point of 80°C; soluble in water and alcohol; used in medicine, fungicides, plasticizers, and cosmetics. Abbreviated DHA.
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The lotion contains DHA, or dihydroxy acetone, which is an additive which has been safely used in sunless tanners for over 30 years.