Methylparaben Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Methylparaben Properties


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Methylparaben is a preservative. It is the methyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. It is an anti-fungal agent often used in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products. It is also used as a food preservative. It is commonly used as a fungicide in Drosophila food media. Usage of methylparaben is known to slow Drosophila growth rate in the larval and pupal stages.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystalline powder
Boiling Point 298.6 °C
CAS Number 99-76-3
Class NA
Density 1.209 g/cm3
EINECS Number 202-785-7
HS Code 291829300
IUPAC Name Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
InChI 1S/C8H8O3/c1-11-8(10)6-2-4-7(9)5-3-6/h2-5,9H,1H3
LR Assay 99.0-105.0%
Lab Grade LR
Melting Point 125-128 °C
Molar Mass 152.15 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H8O3
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number DH2450000
Related Compounds Methyl Salicylate
Synonyms Methyl Paraben;Methyl p-hydroxybenzoate;Methyl Parahydroxybenzoate;Nipagin M;Tegosept;Mycocten;4-Hydroxybenzoic Acid Methyl Ester;4-(Carbomethoxy)phenol;4-(Methoxycarbonyl)phenol uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X