Propylparaben

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Propylparaben
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Identifiers
CAS number94-13-3 YesY
PubChem7175
ChemSpider6907 YesY
UNIIZ8IX2SC1OH YesY
KEGGD01422 YesY
ChEMBLCHEMBL194014 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formulaC10H12O3
Molar mass180.2 g/mol
Density1.0630 g/cm^3
Melting point96–99 °C
Hazards
NFPA 704
Related compounds
Related compoundsParaben
Butylparaben
Ethylparaben
Methylparaben
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Propylparaben
Propylparaben.svg
Propylparaben ball-and-stick.png
Identifiers
CAS number94-13-3 YesY
PubChem7175
ChemSpider6907 YesY
UNIIZ8IX2SC1OH YesY
KEGGD01422 YesY
ChEMBLCHEMBL194014 YesY
Jmol-3D imagesImage 1
Properties
Molecular formulaC10H12O3
Molar mass180.2 g/mol
Density1.0630 g/cm^3
Melting point96–99 °C
Hazards
NFPA 704
Related compounds
Related compoundsParaben
Butylparaben
Ethylparaben
Methylparaben
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
 YesY (verify) (what is: YesY/N?)
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Propylparaben, the n-propyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid, occurs as a natural substance found in many plants and some insects, although it is manufactured synthetically for use in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and foods. It is a preservative typically found in many water-based cosmetics, such as creams, lotions, shampoos and bath products. As a food additive, it has the E number E216.

Sodium propyl p-hydroxybenzoate, the sodium salt of propylparaben, a compound with formula Na(C3H7(C6H4COO)O), is also used similarly as a food additive and as an anti-fungal preservation agent. Its E number is E217.

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