n-Propyl Gallate; 3,4,5-Trihydroxybenzoic acid propyl ester; Gallic acid propyl ester; Progallin P; Tenox PG; propyl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate; 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzene-1-propylcarboxylate; n-propyl ester of 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic acid; n-propyl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate; nipagallin p; PG; nipa 49.
This compound is used as a food preservative and antioxidant for foods (margarine, peanut butter, etc.), cosmetic and pharmaceutic creams, fats, oils, flavorings, ethers, emulsions, waxes and transformer oils. It is used as a packaging material. It is also used to inhibit autooxidation of paraldehyde and similar substances which develop peroxides in the presence of oxygen.