Resorcinol Formula

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.

Resorcinol Properties

Properties of Resorcinol
Name Resorcinol
Other Names Resorcin, m-Benzenediol, 3-Hydroxyphenol, 1,3-Benzenediol

1,3-Dihydroxybenzene, m-Dihydroxybenzene

Appearance White Solid
Chemical Formula C6H4(OH)2
Melting Point 110 °C
Boiling Point 277 °C
Density 1.28 g/cm3
Molar Mass 110.1 g/mol
Solubility in Water Soluble

Resorcinol Structure

Resorcinol Formula

Resorcinol Uses

  • 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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