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Sodium Methyl Paraben is mainly used as a preservative in different food items with the E number E219. It has a chemical formula C8H7NaO3 with the molar mass of 174.13 g/mol. This compound also finds its application as an antioxidant in pharmaceutical, beverage, cosmetics, and agricultural feed making industries. Sodium Methyl Paraben works by delaying lipid oxidation and inhibition of bacteria in medicines. It is the sodium salt of methyl paraben having antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Can be used in combination with propyl & butyl paraben
Has the ability to inhibit the growth of Clostridium botulinum
Also used as an ingredient in lotions and shaving products