ethyl paraben

Synonyms: "ethyl-p-hydroxybenzoate", "ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate", "ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate", "easeptol", "mycocten", "ethyl parasept", "ethyl butex"

Source: ethyl paraben is used as a preservative.

Identifiers:

IUPAC Name: ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
CAS Number: 120-47-8
PubChem ID: 8434
InChiKey: NUVBSKCKDOMJSU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Canonical SMILES: CCOC(=O)C1=CC=C(C=C1)O

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C9H10O3
Molecular Weight: 166,1739

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 1
Number of bond acceptors: 2
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 12

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Taxvig C, Vinggaard AM, Hass U, Axelstad M, Boberg J, Hansen PR, Frederiksen H, Nellemann C. 2008. Do parabens have the ability to interfere with steroidogenesis? Toxicol Sci 106(1):206-213.

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