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Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate

BioReagent, suitable for insect cell culture

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Synonym(s):
p-Hydroxybenzoic acid methyl ester, Methyl paraben, NIPAGIN
Linear Formula:
HOC6H4CO2CH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
152.15
Beilstein:
509801
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.75

biological source

synthetic

product line

BioReagent

Assay

≥99.0% (HPLC)

form

powder or crystals

technique(s)

cell culture | insect: suitable

mp

125-128 °C (lit.)

solubility

ethanol: 50 mg/mL, clear, colorless

SMILES string

COC(=O)c1ccc(O)cc1

InChI

1S/C8H8O3/c1-11-8(10)6-2-4-7(9)5-3-6/h2-5,9H,1H3

InChI key

LXCFILQKKLGQFO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Gene Information

rat ... Ar(24208)

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H5501M891179721
Methylparaben certified reference material, TraceCERT®, Manufactured by: Sigma-Aldrich Production GmbH, Switzerland

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79721

Methylparaben

form

powder or crystals

form

crystalline

form

solid

form

-

technique(s)

cell culture | insect: suitable

technique(s)

-

technique(s)

-

technique(s)

gas chromatography (GC): suitable

solubility

ethanol: 50 mg/mL, clear, colorless

solubility

-

solubility

-

solubility

-

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

300

biological source

synthetic

biological source

-

biological source

-

biological source

-

General description

Parabens are ester derivatives of hydroxybenzoic acid. Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate is a short-chain paraben, suitable for applications in food. It is found in cloudberry, white wine, yellow passion fruit, and bourbon vanilla.

Application

Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate has been used:
  • to wash mites from the cells of Apis mellifera workers preceding the harvest of mite saliva
  • as a component of grape/apple juice agar plates to culture Drosophila for the extraction of ovaries/embryos
  • in studies on sterol hormones such as testosterone biosynthesis

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Environment

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 2

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

334.4 °F

Flash Point(C)

168 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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