Methyl Paraben, also known as Methylparaben or Methyl p-hydroxybenzoate, is a food preservative used to inhibit the growth of mold, yeast and bacteria. It is a white, odorless and tasteless crystalline powder with the chemical formula C8H8O3.
Methyl Paraben is commonly used as an antimicrobial agent in foods such as cakes, biscuits, bread, jams, sauces, etc. It can effectively control microbial growth and prevent spoilage, thus enhancing food safety and extending shelf life. Methyl Paraben has preservative properties against both bacteria and fungi over a wide pH range. It is approved for food use in many countries with the E number E218. The maximum permitted level is 0.1% in food.
Methyl Paraben is chemically synthesized from methanol and parahydroxybenzoic acid. It is soluble in propylene glycol, glycerol and slightly soluble in water. Methyl Paraben remains active under normal ambient conditions of temperature and humidity. Proper handling and storage helps to maximize shelf life and effectiveness.
Our company supplies high-quality Methyl Paraben that conforms to FCC standards. It has CAS No. 99-76-3 and EC No. 202-785-7. Methyl Paraben is available in 25kg fiber drums for convenient handling and transport. Competitive pricing can be provided based on your specific needs.
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