Ethylparaben

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Ethylparaben[1]
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Names
IUPAC name
Ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
Other names
  • Ethyl paraben;
  • Ethyl parahydroxybenzoate;
  • Ethyl para-hydroxybenzoate;
  • Ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate;
  • 4-Hydroxybenzoic acid ethyl ester
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEMBL
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.004.000
E number E214 (preservatives)
KEGG
MeSH ethyl-p-hydroxybenzoate
UNII
Properties
C9H10O3
Molar mass 166.176 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)
Pharmacology
D01AE10 (WHO)
Hazards
NFPA 704
Flammability code 1: Must be pre-heated before ignition can occur. Flash point over 93 °C (200 °F). E.g. canola oilHealth code 1: Exposure would cause irritation but only minor residual injury. E.g. turpentineReactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g. liquid nitrogenSpecial hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
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0
Flash point 248 °C (478 °F; 521 K)
Related compounds
Related compounds
Paraben
Butylparaben
Methylparaben
Propylparaben
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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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