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A14289 Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, 99%

CAS Number
99-76-3
Synonyms
4-Hydroxybenzoic acid methyl ester
Methylparaben

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A14289-30 250g 34.80
A14289-0B 1000g 88.90
A14289-0I 5000g 347.00
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Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, 99%

MDL
MFCD00002352
EINECS
202-785-7

Chemical Properties

Formula
C8H8O3
Formula Weight
152.15
Melting point
125-128°
Boiling Point
ca 280° dec.
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Slightly soluble in water.

Applications

Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate is used as an anti-fungal agent. It is also used as a preservative in foods, beverages and cosmetics. It acts as an inhibitor of growth of molds and to lesser extent bacteria and as a vehicle for ophthalmic solution.

Notes

Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong bases.

Literature References

Luo, H. Y.; Zhang, M.; Si, N. C.; Meng, M. J.; Yan, L.; Zhu, W. J.; Li, C. X. Molecularly imprinted open porous membranes made from Pickering W/O HIPEs for selective adsorption and separation of methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate. Chin. Chem. Lett. 2015, 26 (8), 1036-1041.

Santos, I.; Ramos, C.; Ramos, J.; Oliveira, R.; Cunha, I. Efficient Association between PGF2α and Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate Sex Pheromone Prior to Electroejaculation in Dogs. Reprod. Domest. Anim. 2013, 48 (1), 160-164.

Hazard Statements:

May cause an allergic skin reaction. Causes eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements:

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,6107
Beilstein
509801
Harmonized Tariff Code
2918.29
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
DH2450000

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