p-Aminobenzoic acid is an organic compound used in the treatment of fibrotic skin disorders like Peyronie's disease. It is employed as an intermediate in the synthesis of folate (Vitamin BX), azo dyes and cross linking agents. It is also useful in biomedical sector for the preparation of local anesthetic and ointments. It is widely used in industries to make pharmaceutical products, flavors and preservatives. It is actively involved as a UV-blocking ingredient in sun tan cosmetics.
4-Aminobenzoic acid acts as a gastric acid secretion inhibitor.
Product Type: Organics
Chemical Class: Organic Acids & Bases
Density: 1.374 g/mL at 25°C(Lit.)
Melting Point: 180 - 190°C
UV/Visible Absorbance: λ max (water) 272 -279 nm
Presentation: White Powder
pH: Acidic (0.5% aq soln)
Detection Method: FTIR
Moisture content: ≤1.0%
Solubility: Soluble in water (1g/170 mL), alcohol, ether, ethyl acetate, glacial acetic acid, warm glycerine, alkali hydroxides and carbonates; slightly soluble in benzene, chloroform.
Storage & Handling: Store at Room Temperature (15-30°C), desiccate, protect from light.