Sodium methylparaben is a compound with formula Na. It is the sodium salt of methylparaben. It is a food additive with the E number E219 which is used as a preservative.
MPS is a preservative made of Methyl Paraben Sodium that is highly effective in preventing the growth of fungi and bacteria.
This white or almost white hygroscopic crystalline powder is very freely soluble in water, sparingly soluble in ethanol, and practically insoluble in methylene chloride .
Methylparaben is used as a preservative in the food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries.
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Methylparaben is an anti-fungal agent often used in a variety of cosmetics and personal-care products. It is also used as a food preservative and has the E number E218. Methylparaben is commonly used as a fungicide in Drosophila food media
It is on the FDA generally regarded as safe list. Acute toxicity studies in animals indicate that methylparaben is practically non-toxic by both oral and injectable routes. It has not been shown to be teratogenic, carcinogenic, mutagenic or embryotoxic
Methylparaben is in the paraben family of preservatives used by the food, pharmaceutical, and personal care product industries. Parabens mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors.