Colorless crystals that are used as wetting agents in soaps and also as preservatives in paints and pharmaceuticals.
Synonyms and Related Terms
ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate; ethyl para amino benzoic acid; 4-hydroxybenzoic acid ethyl ester; Nipagin A; Ethyl Parasept
Soluble in ethanol and ether. Insoluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 166.18|
Hazards and Safety
Contact may cause irritation.
Fisher Scientific: MSDS
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 3883
- Richard C. Wolbers, Nanette T. Sterman, Chris Stavroudis, Notes for Workshop on New Methods in the Cleaning of Paintings, J.Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 1990
- Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979