Heptylparaben

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Heptylparaben
Heptyl paraben.svg
Heptyl p-hydroxybenzoate ball-and-stick.png
Names
IUPAC name
Heptyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
Other names
Heptyl p-hydroxybenzoate; Heptyl paraben; Heptylparaben; Nipaheptyl; n-Heptyl 4-hydroxybenzoate; n-Heptyl p-hydroxybenzoate; Heptyl para-hydroxybenzoate; E209
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.012.832
E number E209 (preservatives)
UNII
Properties
C14H20O3
Molar mass 236.31 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Heptylparaben (heptyl p-hydroxybenzoate) is a compound with formula C7H15(C6H4OHCOO). It is a paraben which is the heptyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid.

Heptylparaben has also been found to be produced in some microorganisms including Microbulbifer.[1]

As a food additive it has E number E209, and is used as a preservative.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peng, X; Adachi, K; Chen, C; Kasai, H; Kanoh, K; Shizuri, Y; Misawa, N (2006). "Discovery of a Marine Bacterium Producing 4-Hydroxybenzoate and Its Alkyl Esters, Parabens". Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 72 (8): 5556. doi:10.1128/AEM.00494-06. PMC 1538717. PMID 16885309.