Resorcinol is a 1,3 isomer of benzenediols with a chemical formula C6H4(OH)2. It is a white solid that is soluble in water. It doesn’t occur naturally in the free state but is found in argan oil. In this short piece of article, we will be discussing more on the resorcinol formula along with its chemical structure and a few of its properties and uses.
|Properties of Resorcinol|
|Other Names||Resorcin, m-Benzenediol, 3-Hydroxyphenol, 1,3-Benzenediol
|Melting Point||110 °C|
|Boiling Point||277 °C|
|Molar Mass||110.1 g/mol|
|Solubility in Water||Soluble|
- Used in the production of resins
- Used in the topical acne treatments
- Used as a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of organic compounds and pharmaceuticals
- Used in the production of plasticizers, UV absorber and dyes (diazo dyes).
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