Odorless white crystals or crystalline powder. Tasteless, but numbs the tongue. Aqueous solutions slightly acidic to litmus.Melting point 67-70 °C(lit.)
Boiling point 156-157 °C3.5 mm Hg(lit.)
Water Solubility <0.1 g/100 mL at 17 ºC
1) Used in medicine, cosmetics and food of antibacterial and antisepsis.2) Synthesize ethanol solution, acetic acid solution or sodium hydroxide solution together with Butyl paraben and will work as preservatives.
3) Organic synthesis intermediates
4) Work as anticorrosive additive of food,medicine,cosmetics and so on.