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Chemical properties and uses of propyl p-hydroxybenzoate

2023-04-20 18:19

Chemical properties and uses of propyl p-hydroxybenzoate

Propyl p-hydroxybenzoate is an organic compound, CAS number: 94-13-3, molecular formula is C10H12O3, molecular weight 180.201. Colorless small crystal or white powder. Almost insoluble in cold water. Odorless and slightly astringent.

Chemical properties of propyl p-hydroxybenzoate

Chinese name, propyl paraben

English name propylparaben

Chinese alias 4-hydroxybenzoate propyl p-hydroxybenzoate | paraben | propyl p-hydroxybenzoate | propyl p-hydroxybenzoate

Molecular formula C10H12O3

Molecular weight 180.201

Flash point 124.6 ± 12.6 ° C

Density 1.1 ± 0.1 g/cm3

Boiling point 294.3 ± 13.0 ° C at 760 mmHg

Melting point 95-98 ° C (lit.)

Appearance, white crystalline powder

Vapor pressure 0.0 ± 0.6 mmHg at 25 ° C

Refractive index 1.532

Solubility: insoluble in water, slightly soluble in hot water, easily soluble in alcohol and ether.

Storage conditions: This product should be sealed and stored.

Preparation and source: It is esterified by p-hydroxybenzoic acid and n-propanol in the presence of sulfuric acid, and then neutralized, washed with water, dried and refined into a finished product.

Use of propyl p-hydroxybenzoate

Mainly used as chemical reagents, antibacterial agents, preservatives, flavoring agents.

Propyl p-hydroxybenzoate has a wide range of antibacterial effects on molds, yeasts and bacteria, and its antibacterial effect is greater than that of ethyl paraben. It was used as a food preservative in the production of soy sauce and pickles.

Cosmetic preservative. It is a phenolic preservative. Adding amount 0.1% -1.0%. Usually mixed with butyl paraben, it has good addition and synergy.

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