Methyl 4-Hydroxybenzoate (Methylparaben) 99%

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Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate is also called methylparaben. This paraben is a white crystalline powder or colorless crystals. It is freely soluble in alcohol, ether, and acetone and very slightly soluble in water. Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate boiling point is 270~280℃.

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AppearanceWhite Powder
Assay (on a dry basis)99.0-100.5%
Melting Point125-128 deg. C
Residue on Ignition0.1% Max.
Sulphated Ash0.05% Max.
Appearance of Solutionpassed
Related Substances0.5
Heavy Metal (Pb)10ppm Max.
Residual Solvents3000ppm Max.
Loss on Drying0.5%
According to BP USP/NF standard


Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate is mainly used as an antiseptic in foodstuffs, medicine, and cosmetics. Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate can also be used in feed as an antiseptic. Because of its phenolic hydroxyl structure, methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate has more potent antibacterial properties than benzoic acid and sorbic acid.


Packed with cardboard drum (Φ36×46.5cm) of 25 kg net each, double PE inner bag inside.

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Safe Protection:

Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate danger is mainly in the production process. Workers’ exposure to raw powder will cause obvious irritation to the skin and eyes. Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate side effects are mainly in cosmetics. Excessive use of parabens can cause skin allergies.


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