- INCI Name: Methyl Paraben
- Chemical Name: Methyl p-Hydroxybenzoate
- CAS No: 99-76-3
What is Methyl Paraben?
Methyl paraben is one of the most widely used preservative in organic synthesis, food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industry. It is broad spectrum bactericide for gram positive, feminine germ and saccharomycetes, features low application concentration, safe, economic, long serve life.
Features of Methyl Paraben
Methyl paraben is effective over a wide pH range and have a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity. A mixture of parabens is frequently used to provide effective preservation. Preservative efficacy is also improved by the addition of propylene glycol (2–5%), or by using parabens in combination with other antimicrobial agents.
Recommended dosage: 0.2%~0.5%
Uses & Applications
Personal care and cosmetic
Features low irritation potential and have low toxicity level, applicable in oil-based personal care product for both leave-on and risen-off formulation.
Widely used in soy sauce, vinegar and other condiments, pickled products, baked goods, sauce products, beverages, rice wine, and fruit and vegetable preservation.
Methylparaben (0.18%) together with propylparaben (0.02%) has been used for the preservation of various parenteral pharmaceutical formulations
Product Details of Methyl Paraben
Colorless crystal or white crystalline powder
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Technical Data Sheet –Methyl Paraben
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CAS ： 120-47-8
Ethyl paraben is one of the most widely used preservative in organic synthesis, food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industry.
Propyl Paraben is a broad spectrum bactericide features low application concentration, safe, economic, long serve life.
Sodium methyl paraben is the sodium salt form of methyl paraben, water -soluble , exhibits the same antimicrobial activity as regular parabens.