Sodium Methyl Paraben

Sodium Methyl Paraben

Sodium Methyl Paraben

  • INCI Name:          Sodium Methyl Paraben
  • Chemical Name:  Sodium Methyl p-Hydroxybenzoate
  • CAS No:                 5026-62-0

What’s Sodium Methyl Paraben?

Sodium methyl paraben is the sodium salt form of methyl paraben, it is a water -soluble preservatives, exhibits the same antimicrobial activity as regular parabens. It may also found naturally in fruits like blueberries where it has antimicrobial activity. Nowadays it is widely used in pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics, feed, manufactured goods for daily use and other industries.

Features of Sodium Methyl Paraben

  • It is a non-toxic, odorless, non-irritating, non-allergic white crystalline powder, easily soluble in water.
  • It offers a broad spectrum of activity against bacteria & fungi and stability over a broad pH-range.
  • It exhibits effectiveness at low concentrations and shows low order of toxicity and good biodegradability at environmental concentrations.

Uses & Applications

Personal care and cosmetic

Features low irritation potential and have low toxicity level, applicable in water-based personal care product for both leave-on and risen-off formulation.

  • Used in hair conditioners, color cosmetics, antiperspirants & deodorants, bar- and liquid soaps.
  • Used in shampoos, showers, sun protection and hair styling products.
  • Recommended for wet wipes, syndets, creams and lotions.


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


Used as a bacteriostatic preservatives in pharmaceutical preparation, widely used in liquid preparations and semi -solid preparations.

Product Details of Sodium Methyl Paraben






White crystalline powder

Clarity and color of solution

The solution is clear

Content (dry basis)%




Sulfate ≤

300 ppm


Related substances


other single impurities≤0.5%,

Total other single impurities≤1.0%

Chloride %≤


Organic volatile impurities


Moisture % ≤


Heavy metal ppm ≤


Shelf Life

24 months

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