Preservatives in food and cosmetics are added to prevent any alteration or degration caused by the microbial contamination and to protect the health of consumers. The common preservatives that have been widely used in cosmetics and foodstuffs are parabens or esters of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid.
|Substances||Sorbic acid, Benzoic acid, para hydroxybenzoic acid (PHB), Methylparaben (PHB-meth), Ethylparaben (PHB-eth), Propylparaben (PHB-prop), Butylparaben (PHB-butyl), 2-Methoxybenzoic acid (IS)|
|Key words||Preservatives, foodstuff, cosmetics, Sorbic acid, benzoic acid, para hydroxybenzoic acid (PHB), methylparaben (PHB-meth), ethylparaben (PHB-eth), propylparaben (PHB-prop), butylparaben (PHB-butyl), 2-methoxybenzoic acid (IS)|
|CAS number||99-96-7, 579-75-9, 65-85-0, 110-44-1, 99-76-3, 120-47-8, 94-13-3, 94-26-8|
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