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Propylparaben Properties


Propylparaben Molecular Structure-Molecule Struture
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Propylparaben is a propyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid, occurs as a natural substance found in many plants and some insects, although it is manufactured synthetically for use in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and foods. It is a preservative typically found in many water-based cosmetics, such as creams, lotions, shampoos and bath products.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystalline powder
Boiling Point 133°C
CAS Number 94-13-3
Density 1.0630 g/cm3
EINECS Number 202-307-7
HS Code 29182930
IUPAC Name Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
InChI 1S/C10H12O3/c1-2-7-13-10(12)8-3-5-9(11)6-4-8/h3-6,11H,2,7H2,1H3
Melting Point 95-98 °C
Molar Mass 180.2 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H12O3
NFPA 704 H-2, F-1, R-0, C-NA
RTECS Number DH2800000
Refractive 1.5050 n/D
Solubility <0.1 g/100 ml
Synonyms 4-Hydroxybenzoesaurepropylester;Propyl Paraben;Propyl p-hydroxybenzoate;Propyl Parahydroxybenzoate;Nipasol;Propyle Paraben