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Alfa Aesar™ Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, 99%

$50.95 - $518.74

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
CAS 99-76-3
Molecular Formula C8H8O3
Formula Weight 152.15
MDL Number MFCD00002352
Beilstein 509801
Merck Index 14,6107
Synonym 4-Hydroxybenzoic acid methyl ester; Methylparaben
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AAA142890B

 
alfa aesar™
A142890B
1000g Each for $130.22

AAA142890I

 
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A142890I
5000g Each for $518.74

AAA1428930

 
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A1428930
250g Each for $50.95
Description & Specifications

Specifications

Formula Weight 152.15
Chemical Name or Material Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
TSCA TSCA
Assay 99%
Molecular Formula C8H8O3
MDL Number MFCD00002352
CAS 99-76-3
Beilstein 509801
Merck Index 14,6107
Synonym 4-Hydroxybenzoic acid methyl ester; Methylparaben
pH 5.8
Melting Point 125° to 128°C
Boiling Point ≈280°C (dec.)
Quantity 1000g
Odor Odorless
RTECS Number DH2450000

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.

Solubility
Slightly soluble in water.

Notes
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong bases.