Ethylparaben

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Ethylparaben[1]
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Identifiers
CAS number 120-47-8 YesY
PubChem 8434
ChemSpider 13846749 YesY
UNII 14255EXE39 YesY
KEGG D01647 YesY
MeSH ethyl-p-hydroxybenzoate
ChEMBL CHEMBL15841 YesY
ATC code D01AE10
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C9H10O3
Molar mass 166.17 g mol−1
Melting point 115 to 118 °C (239 to 244 °F; 388 to 391 K)
Boiling point 297 to 298 °C (567 to 568 °F; 570 to 571 K)
Hazards
NFPA 704
Flammability code 1: Must be pre-heated before ignition can occur. Flash point over 93 °C (200 °F). E.g., canola oil Health code 1: Exposure would cause irritation but only minor residual injury. E.g., turpentine Reactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogen Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Flash point 248 °C (478 °F; 521 K)
Related compounds
Related compounds Paraben
Butylparaben
Methylparaben
Propylparaben
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Ethylparaben (ethyl para-hydroxybenzoate) is the ethyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. Its formula is HO-C6H4-CO-O-CH2CH3. It is a member of the class of compounds known as parabens.

It is used as an antifungal preservative. As a food additive, it has E number E214.

Sodium ethyl para-hydroxybenzoate, the sodium salt of ethylparaben, has the same uses and is given the E number E215.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ethyl paraben, thegoodscentscompany.com