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Methyl Paraben

Test Specification...FCC
Appearance It occurs as small, colorless crystals or as a white, crystalline powder.
Identification Test A a. Specified test
Solubility One-gram dissolves in about 400 mL of water at 25°, in about 50 mL of water at 80°, in about 2.5 mL of alcohol, in about 7 mL of ether, and in about 4 mL of propylene glycol. It is slightly soluble in glycerin and in fixed oils.
Acidity Passes test.
Lead Not more than 2 mg/kg.
Loss on Drying Not more than 0.5%.
Melting Range Between 125° and 128°
Residue on Ignition Not more than 0.05%.
Assay Not less than 99.0% and not more than 100.5% of C8H8O3, calculated on the dried basis.
Test Specification...USP
Appearance It occurs as white or almost white, crystalline powder or colorless crystals.
Identification Test A Test B Infrared absorption spectrophotometry Melting Range –Between 125°C to 128°C
Solubility Very slightly soluble in water, freely soluble in ethanol (96 %) and in methanol.
Color of Solution The Sample solution is clear and not more intensely colored than alcohol or the Comparison solution.
Related Substances p-Hydroxybenzoic acid Unspecified impurities Total impurities Not more than 0.5% Not more than 0.5% Not more than 1.0%
Acidity Not more than 0.1 mL is required to produce a blue color.
Residue on ignition Not more than 0.1%
Residual Solvents Meets the requirements.
Assay Not less than 98.0% and not more than 102.0% of C8H8O3

Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.

Other
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We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

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