OTHER NAMES

  • Methyl pera hydroxy benzoate

CHARACTERISTICS

  • A famous preservative agent
  • Colorless or white granulated powder
  • Odorless or with a very light odor
  • Sour in taste

SOLUBILITY

  • Easily soluble in ether and alcohol
  • Less soluble in benzene, carbon tetra chloride ,and water

MELTING POINT

125.0 TO 128.0 0C

GRADES

  • U S P, F- C –C grades

PRECAUTION

  • Food material should not contain more than one percent of methylparaben

USES

  • Used as a preserving agent in many food and cosmetic products

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