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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/REAXYS Number 906905

  •  EC Number 203-585-2

  •  MDL number MFCD00002269

  •  eCl@ss 39023402

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57647546

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Properties

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Quality Level   200
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
Featured Industry   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

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).

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
Target organs 
Respiratory system
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
UN 2876 6.1 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
WGK 2
Flash Point(F) 
260.6 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
127 °C - closed cup
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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