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Methyl paraben
Methyl paraben CAS 99-76-3
  • CAS No.:

    99-76-3
  • Molecular Formula:

    C8H8O3
  • Quality Standard:

    Food, Pharma, Cosmetic
  • Packing:

    25kg/fiber drum
  • Mininmum Order:

    25kg

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Methyl paraben CAS 99-76-3, also methylparaben, one of the parabens, is a preservative with the chemical formula CH3(C6H4(OH)COO). It is the methyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. It exists in white crystalline powder, soluble in water (2.5 g/l) at 25° C, benzene (slightly soluble), carbon tetrachloride (slightly soluble), ethanol, ether, acetone, DMSO, methanol, warm oil (25 g/l), and warm glycerol (1 g/70 ml).

 

Specification

Appearance                             White crystalline Powder
Assay (on dry base ) %             99.0-100.5
Melting Point ºC                       125-128
Residue on Ignition %              ≤0.1 
Sulphated Ash %                     ≤0.05 
PH value                                  5.0-6.0 
Related Substances                  ≤0.5 
Heavy Metal (Pb) ppm              ≤2.0
Loss on Drying %                     ≤0.5

 

Application

Methylparaben is an anti-fungal agent often used in a variety of cosmetics and personal-care products. 

Methylparaben is also used as a food preservative and has the E number E218.
Methylparaben is commonly used as a fungicide in Drosophila food media.

 

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25kg/fiber drum with double PE bags inside, or as per customer request

 

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