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Item # 1129, Methylparaben

INCI Name: Methylparaben

CAS Numbers: 99-76-3


Methylparaben is a member of the paraben family, a group of compounds that possess antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is used extensively as a water-soluble preservative in many foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products. Although methylparaben is usually synthesized in a laboratory for this purpose, it is essentially identical in molecular structure to the same compound that occurs in nature.

Used in moisturizers, makeup, hair care products, sunscreens, anti-aging products, cleaners, wound care, toothpaste, baby care, vaccines, and much more.


Methylparaben Material Safety Data Sheet
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Methylparaben Technical Data Sheet
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