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16101 Sigma-Aldrich

Resorcinol

meets analytical specification of Ph. Eur., BP, 98.5-100.5% (calc. to the dried substance)

Synonym: 1,3-Benzenediol

  • CAS Number 108-46-3

  • Linear Formula C6H4-1,3-(OH)2

  • Molecular Weight 110.11

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 906905

  •  EC Number 203-585-2

  •  MDL number MFCD00002269

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24849902

  •  eCl@ss 39023402

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Properties

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vapor density   3.8 (vs air)
vapor pressure   1 mmHg ( 21.1 °C)
InChI Key   GHMLBKRAJCXXBS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   98.5-100.5% (calc. to the dried substance)
form   solid
autoignition temp.   1126 °F
quality   meets analytical specification of Ph. Eur., BP
impurities   acidity or alkalinity, complies
  related subst., complies
  residual solvents, complies
  ≤0.001% heavy metals (as Pb)
  ≤0.01% free acid (as H2SO4)
  ≤0.01% free alkali (as NH3)
  ≤0.01% pyrocatechol
ign. residue   ≤0.05% (as SO4)
loss   ≤1.0% loss on drying (on silica gel)
bp   178 °C/16 mmHg(lit.)
mp   109-112 °C(lit.)
solubility   water: soluble
anion traces   chloride (Cl-): ≤100 mg/kg
  sulfate (SO42-): ≤500 mg/kg
suitability   complies for appearance of solution
  complies for identity

Description

Application

Resorcinol has been used in resorcinol staining for visualizing the gangliosides. It has also been used for estimating sialic acids by colorimetric assay.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Resorcinol is an aromatic alcohol serves as an antiseptic. It reduces pain from painful nodules in patients suffering from Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Target organs 
Blood, Central nervous system, Respiratory system
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
UN 2876 6.1 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
VG9625000
Flash Point(F) 
260.6 °F
Flash Point(C) 
127 °C
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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