Methyl Paraben

Methyl Paraben

Methyl Paraben

  • 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.

Food

Widely used in soy sauce, vinegar and other condiments, pickled products, baked goods, sauce products, beverages, rice wine, and fruit and vegetable preservation.

Pharmaceutical

Methylparaben (0.18%) together with propylparaben (0.02%) has been used for the preservation of various parenteral pharmaceutical formulations

Product Details of Methyl Paraben

Packing

25kg/drum

 

Specification

Appearance

Colorless crystal or white crystalline powder

Content (dry basis)%

Min. 99.0

Melting point ℃

125-128

Acidity

Qualified

Sulfate (SO42-) %max.

0.024

Drying loss %max.

0.50

Residue on ignition %max.

0.1

P-hydroxybenzoic acid and salicylic acid %max.

0.1

Related substances

Qualified

Identification test

Qualified

Shelf Life

36 months

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