Sample of resorcinol
| IUPAC name
| Other names
|Molar mass||110.1 g/mol|
|Odor||Faint, characteristic aromatic odor|
|Melting point||110 °C (230 °F; 383 K)|
|Boiling point||277 °C (531 °F; 550 K)|
|110 g/100 ml at 20 °C|
|Solubility|| Soluble in acetone, carbon tetrachloride, diethyl ether, DMSO, ethanol, glycerol, isopropanol, methanol|
Insoluble in benzene, carbon disulfide, chloroform
|Vapor pressure||0.0002 mmHg (25 °C)|
|Acidity (pKa)|| 9.30|
|Safety data sheet||Sigma-Aldrich|
|Flash point||127 °C (260.6 °F; 400 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Resorcinol (or resorcin) is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H4(OH)/2.
When fused with potassium hydroxide, resorcinol yields phloroglucin.
Resorcinol is a white crystalline solid that becomes pink on exposure to light and air.
Resorcinol is sold by chemical suppliers.
Some over-the-counter topical acne treatments contain 2% resorcinol.
Resorcinol is produced in several steps from benzene, starting with dialkylation with propylene to give 1,3-diisopropylbenzene. Oxidation and Hock rearrangement of this disubstituted arene gives acetone and resorcinol.
- Make dyes
- Make pH indicator
- Make styphnic acid
Resorcinol is irritant and should be handled with care. In large amounts is toxic, and can be absorbed through skin.
In closed bottles.
Should be diluted with water and poured down the drain.
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