ethyl-para-hydroxybenzoate

ethyl-para-hydroxybenzoate

[¦eth·əl ¦par·ə hī‚dräk·sē′ben·zə‚wāt]
(organic chemistry)
HOC6H4CO-OC2H5 Crystals with a melting point of 116°C that are soluble in water, alcohol, and ether; used as a preservative for pharmaceuticals. Also known as ethylparaben.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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