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Colorless crystals or white powder. Propylparaben is used as a Preservative and Fungicide in paints.

Synonyms and Related Terms

propyl-4-hydroxybenzoate; Nipasol M; Solbrol P; Propyl Parasept

Chemical structure


Other Properties

Soluble in ethanol, ether, acetone. Slightly soluble in boiling water.

Composition C10H12O3
CAS 94-13-3
Melting Point 95-98
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 180.2

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 8051
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979

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