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Sigma-Aldrich

Resorcinol

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

Synonym(s):
1,3-Benzenediol
Linear Formula:
C6H4-1,3-(OH)2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
110.11
Beilstein:
906905
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
39023402
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

vapor density

3.8 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 21.1 °C)

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

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

SMILES string

Oc1cccc(O)c1

InChI

1S/C6H6O2/c7-5-2-1-3-6(8)4-5/h1-4,7-8H

InChI key

GHMLBKRAJCXXBS-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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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).

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 1 Oral - STOT SE 2 Oral

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

260.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

127 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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