CHEBI:31835 - methylparaben

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ChEBI Name methylparaben
ChEBI ID CHEBI:31835
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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Formula C8H8O3
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 152.14730
Monoisotopic Mass 152.047
InChI InChI=1S/C8H8O3/c1-11-8(10)6-2-4-7(9)5-3-6/h2-5,9H,1H3
InChIKey LXCFILQKKLGQFO-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILES COC(=O)c1ccc(O)cc1
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): plant metabolite
Any eukaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in plants, the kingdom that include flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms.
antimicrobial food preservative
A food preservative which prevents decomposition of food by preventing the growth of fungi or bacteria. In European countries, E-numbers for permitted food preservatives are from E200 to E299, divided into sorbates (E200-209), benzoates (E210-219), sulfites (E220-229), phenols and formates (E230-239), nitrates (E240-259), acetates (E260-269), lactates (E270-279), propionates (E280-289) and others (E290-299).
antifungal agent
An antimicrobial agent that destroys fungi by suppressing their ability to grow or reproduce.
Application(s): antimicrobial food preservative
A food preservative which prevents decomposition of food by preventing the growth of fungi or bacteria. In European countries, E-numbers for permitted food preservatives are from E200 to E299, divided into sorbates (E200-209), benzoates (E210-219), sulfites (E220-229), phenols and formates (E230-239), nitrates (E240-259), acetates (E260-269), lactates (E270-279), propionates (E280-289) and others (E290-299).
neuroprotective agent
Any compound that can be used for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders.
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Outgoing methylparaben (CHEBI:31835) has role antifungal agent (CHEBI:35718)
methylparaben (CHEBI:31835) has role antimicrobial food preservative (CHEBI:65256)
methylparaben (CHEBI:31835) has role neuroprotective agent (CHEBI:63726)
methylparaben (CHEBI:31835) has role plant metabolite (CHEBI:76924)
methylparaben (CHEBI:31835) is a paraben (CHEBI:85122)
IUPAC Name
methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
Synonyms Sources
4-hydroxybenzoic acid methyl ester ChemIDplus
E 218 ChEBI
E218 ChEBI
FEMA No. 2710 ChemIDplus
INS No. 218 ChEBI
INS number 218 ChEBI
methyl p-hydroxybenzoate ChemIDplus
methyl paraben ChemIDplus
Methyl parahydroxybenzoate KEGG DRUG
p-carbomethoxyphenol ChemIDplus
p-hydroxybenzoic acid methyl ester ChemIDplus
p-methoxycarbonylphenol ChemIDplus
p-Oxybenzoesauremethylester ChemIDplus
Brand Names Sources
Maseptol ChemIDplus
Metaben ChemIDplus
Methaben ChemIDplus
Methyl butex ChemIDplus
Methyl chemosept ChemIDplus
Metoxyde ChemIDplus
Moldex ChemIDplus
Nipagin ChemIDplus
Paridol ChemIDplus
Preserval ChemIDplus
Septos ChemIDplus
Solbrol ChemIDplus
Tegosept M ChemIDplus
Database Links Databases
1766 DrugCentral
D01400 KEGG DRUG
HMDB0032572 HMDB
Methylparaben Wikipedia
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
99-76-3 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
99-76-3 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
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Last Modified
22 February 2017