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Sigma-Aldrich

Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate

≥99%, FCC

Synonym(s):
p-Hydroxybenzoic acid methyl ester, Methyl paraben, NIPAGIN
Linear Formula:
HOC6H4CO2CH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
152.15
FEMA Number:
2710
Beilstein:
509801
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
657c
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

biological source

synthetic

Quality Level

grade

Fragrance grade
Kosher

Agency

follows IFRA guidelines

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1223/2009
EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
EU Regulation 178/2002
FCC
FDA 21 CFR 172.515

assay

≥99%

mp

125-128 °C (lit.)

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

food allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

Organoleptic

odorless

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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General description

Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate is commonly used as an antimicrobial preservative in foods, drugs and cosmetics. It occurs naturally in Securidaca longepedunculata Fers roots.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle
5, 10 kg in fiber drum

Pictograms

Environment

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 2

Storage Class Code

13 - Non 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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