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H9003 Sigma-Aldrich

Hydroquinone

ReagentPlus®, ≥99%

Synonym: 1,4-Benzenediol, 1,4-Dihydroxybenzene, HQ

  • CAS Number 123-31-9

  • Linear Formula C6H4-1,4-(OH)2

  • Molecular Weight 110.11

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 605970

  •  EC Number 204-617-8

  •  MDL number MFCD00002339

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57654278

  •  NACRES NA.77

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Properties

Related Categories A to C, Arachidonate 12-Lipoxygenase, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cancer Research, Carcinogens,
Quality Level   200
grade   ReagentPlus®
vapor density   3.81 (vs air)
vapor pressure   1 mmHg ( 132 °C)
assay   ≥99%
form   powder
autoignition temp.   930 °F
bp   285 °C (lit.)
mp   172-175 °C (lit.)
SMILES string   Oc1ccc(O)cc1
InChI   1S/C6H6O2/c7-5-1-2-6(8)4-3-5/h1-4,7-8H
InChI key   QIGBRXMKCJKVMJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Hydroquinone is a phenolic compound, which is naturally found in coffee, tea and wine. It is used in photographic, chemical and cosmetic industries. Hydroquinone is used as a skin lightening agent. It is topically applied to treat melisma, freckles and senile lentigines. Hydroquinone is linked to exogenous ochronosis, dermatitis and skin irritation. It inhibits melanogenesis.

Application

Hydroquinone has been used as reagent for the conversion of DNA by sodium bisulfite. It has also been used as a chemical in Timm′s staining.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle

100, 500 g in poly bottle

Legal Information

ReagentPlus is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN 3077 9 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
MX3500000
Flash Point(F) 
329 °F
Flash Point(C) 
165 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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Protocols & Articles

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MSMLS Online Plate Map

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