OBO ID: CHEBI:31835
Term Name: methylparaben Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • 4-hydroxybenzoic acid methyl ester
  • E 218
  • E218
  • FEMA No. 2710
  • INS No. 218
  • INS number 218
  • Maseptol
  • Metaben
  • Methaben
  • methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
  • Methyl butex
  • Methyl chemosept
  • methyl p-hydroxybenzoate
  • methyl paraben
  • Methyl parahydroxybenzoate
  • Metoxyde
  • Moldex
  • Nipagin
  • p-carbomethoxyphenol
  • p-hydroxybenzoic acid methyl ester
  • p-methoxycarbonylphenol
  • p-Oxybenzoesauremethylester
  • Paridol
  • Preserval
  • Septos
  • Solbrol
  • Tegosept M
Definition: A 4-hydroxybenzoate ester resulting from the formal condensation of the carboxy group of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid with methanol. It is the most frequently used antimicrobial preservative in cosmetics. It occurs naturally in several fruits, particularly in blueberries.
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Ontology: Chebi
PHENOTYPE No data available