Butylparaben, or butyl p-hydroxybenzoate, is an organic compound with the formula C 4H 9O 2CC 6H 4OH. It is a white solid that is soluble in organic solvents. It has proven to be a highly successful antimicrobial preservative in cosmetics. Butylparaben is a preservative and flavouring agent.
Product Name: Butylparaben
Chemical Names: Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate; BUTYLPARABEN; Butyl paraben; 94-26-8; Butyl p-hydroxybenzoate; Nipabutyl
Molecular Formula: C11H14O3
Molecular Weight: 194.23 g/mol
IUPAC Name: butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
CAS Number: 94-26-8
Physical Description: Odorless white crystals or crystalline powder. Tasteless, but numbs the tongue.
Color: Crystalline powder
Melting Point: 68 - 69 °C
Flash Point: 181°C
Solubility: Very slightly soluble in water and carbon tetrachloride; soluble in ethanol
Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.