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Methyl paraben

Chemical Formula:

Methyl paraben

Synonyms

Methyl 4-Hydroxybenzoate

Description

Colorless crystals or white powder.

Parabens are phytoestrogens found in plants such as blueberries.

Uses

Parabens are used as preservatives in food, cosmetics, sunscreens, shampoos, and many other products.

Parabens kill molds and fungi, and are used synergistically with bactericides to make broad spectrum antimicrobials.

Related compounds


Ethyl paraben


Propyl paraben


Butyl paraben


methyl paraben: InChI=1/C8H8O3/c1-11-8(10)6-2-4-7(9)5-3-6/h2-5,9H,1H3


ethyl paraben: InChI=1/C9H10O3/c1-2-12-9(11)7-3-5-8(10)6-4-7/h3-6,10H,2H2,1H3


propyl paraben: InChI=1/C10H12O3/c1-2-7-13-10(12)8-3-5-9(11)6-4-8/h3-6,11H,2,7H2,1H3


butyl paraben: InChI=1/C11H14O3/c1-2-3-8-14-11(13)9-4-6-10(12)7-5-9/h4-7,12H,2-3,8H2,1H3


heptyl paraben: InChI=1/C14H20O3/c1-2-3-4-5-6-11-17-14(16)12-7-9-13(15)10-8-12/h7-10,15H,2-6,11H2,1H3


By Simon Quellen Field

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