Molecule of the Week
August 27, 2007
Methylparaben, designated as food additive E218 in Europe, is a preservative that inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi in many products, but it is frequently used in cosmetics. It and other parabens are produced by esterfying para-hydrobenzoic acid (hence the name "paraben").
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