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methyl paraben
Common name methylparaben
Systematic name methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
Other names methyl paraben;
methyl p-hydroxybenzoate;
methyl parahydroxybenzoate;
Chemical formula C8H8O3

Methylparaben, also methyl paraben, one of the parabens, has formula CH3(C6H4(OH)COO). It is the methyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. It is a mold-inhibitor and a popular preservative for food and cosmetics. The compound is often found in carpules of local anaesthetic, acting as a bacteriostatic agent and preservative.

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