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Methyl Paraben

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Synonym(s):
Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, 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:
E Number:
E218

grade

analytical standard

Quality Level

product line

PESTANAL®

CofA

current certificate can be downloaded

packaging

ampule of 1000 mg

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

mp

125-128 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

storage temp.

2-30°C

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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Methyl Paraben PESTANAL®, analytical standard

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47889

Methyl Paraben

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

Supelco

79721

Methylparaben

packaging

ampule of 1000 mg

packaging

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packaging

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packaging

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technique(s)

HPLC: suitable, gas chromatography (GC): suitable

technique(s)

gas chromatography (GC): suitable

technique(s)

cell culture | insect: suitable

technique(s)

-

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
food and beverages
personal care

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
food and beverages
personal care

application(s)

-

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

format

neat

format

-

format

-

storage temp.

2-30°C

storage temp.

-

storage temp.

-

storage temp.

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General description

Methyl Paraben is a stable, non-volatile, methyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. It can find applications as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial preservative in foods, drugs and cosmetics. It is found to be noncarcinogenic and is highly effective against fungi like molds and yeast as well as bacteria.
Methyl paraben is basically a methyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. It is non-toxic, and non-carcinogenic in nature. It is a stable, non-volatile compound and finds application as an anti-microbial preservative in foods, drugs and cosmetics. It is readily absorbed through the skin and gastrointestinal tract. Upon hydrolyzation, it is hydrolyzed to p-hydroxybenzoic acid, and the conjugates formed get rapidly excreted in the urine.

Application

Methyl paraben was used a preservative standard in commercial food products, during an experimental investigation, done to study the application of microemulsion electrokinetic chromatography (MEEKC), in detecting food preservatives.
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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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Evaluation of the health aspects of methyl paraben: a review of the published literature.
Soni MG
Food And Chemical Toxicology, 40 (10), 1335-1373 (2002)
Combined activation of methyl paraben by light irradiation and esterase metabolism toward oxidative DNA damage
Okamoto Y, et al.
Chemical Research in Toxicology, 21, 1594-1599 (2008)
Application of microemulsion electrokinetic chromatography for the detection of preservatives in foods.
Huang H.y
Food Chemistry, 89 (2), 315-322 (2005)
Evaluation of the health aspects of methyl paraben: a review of the published literature
Soni.G.M, et al.
Food And Chemical Toxicology, 40, 1335-1373 (2002)
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