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E214 - Ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate

Additives: E214 - Ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate

Functions: Preservative

Ethylparaben -ethyl para-hydroxybenzoate- is the ethyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. Its formula is HO-C6H4-CO-O-CH2CH3. It is a member of the class of compounds known as parabens. It is used as an antifungal preservative. As a food additive, it has E number E214. Sodium ethyl para-hydroxybenzoate, the sodium salt of ethylparaben, has the same uses and is given the E number E215. - Wikipedia

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EFSA evaluation: Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food on a Request from the Commission related to para hydroxybenzoates -E 214-219- (2004-09-28)

Names: 4-hydroxybenzoate d'éthyle, éthylparabène

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