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Resorcinol

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Resorcinol

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General
Systematic name Benzene-1,3-diol[1]
Other names Dihydroxybenzene
Molecular formula C6H6O2
Molar mass 110.1 g/mol
Appearance White, but turns pink when exposed to light or air.
CAS number 108-46-3
Properties
Density and phase Density::1.28 g/ml, ?
Solubility in water 110 g/100 mL at 20 g/100 ml (?°C)
Melting point Melting point::110°C
Boiling point Boiling point::277°C
Acidity (pKa) 9.15
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Disclaimer and references

Resorcinol is a crystalline solid. The natural color of resorcinol is white but when it is exposed to light, it becomes red. Resorcinol is found in alcohol and can be found in coffee as well. Resorcinol is a 1,3 isomer of benzenediol. The molecular formula for resorcinol is C6H6O2. Some ways to use it is to help you take better care of your skin. Resorcinol can be used to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis and many other skin diseases. Wounds are probably the only thing that Resorcinol cannot help with because it will damage your wound. The more common symptom is when your skin becomes red and your skin starts to peel. It's always a good idea to ask your doctor any questions if you aren't feeling well from resorcinol.

Properties

Resorcinol has a crystalline structure.

Resorcinol is a crystalline solid. When Resorcinol is exposed to light, it will turn red but the normal color of Resorcinol is just white. Resorcinol is also capable of becoming on fire. The chances of that happening is very rare but there is still a chance of that happening. Resorcinol is found in alcohol and can be found in coffee as well. Resorcinol is a 1,3 isomer of benzenediol. The molecular formula for Resorcinol is C6H6O2. [2]

Occurrences

Resorcinol is used in many places. Resorcinol is one of the natural phenols in Argan oil. Resorcinol is also part of a molecule of Catechin. Resorcinol is also a compound that is part of a tea. [3]

Uses

There are many ways to use resorcinol. Some ways to use it is to help you take better care of your skin. Resorcinol can be used to treat acne, Eczema, Psoriasis and many other skin diseases. Resorcinol can also help you treat any warts or Calluses. Basically, Resorcinol can help with most problems on your skin besides wounds. Resorcinol usually comes in as cream, so you can just rub lightly on the spot where your skin is affected. Ask your doctor how much they want you to put on your affected areas, never put too much or too less of Resorcinol on your affected areas or you could end up with Resorcinol poisoning. [4]

Dangers

One risk is skin peeling.

There are some risks of taking this medicine, so always use it after you get permission from your doctor. Some risky and sticky situations you might be put in with using Resorcinol is that you might get allergies. If you get allergies, you have to be careful of what you eat and always read the labels. Another risk is getting a blood disease called Methemoglobinemia. You could get Methemoglobinemia if you put any resorcinol on your wounds. Also, do not use any medicine if you are doing tobacco or drinking alcohol. You do not want any Resorcinol in your eyes, if they ever get into your eyes, you should get them rinsed immediately.

Some symptoms of Resorcinol poisoning are nausea, vomiting, stomach flu, dizziness, sweating or slow heartbeat. The more common symptom is when your skin becomes red and your skin starts to peel. There may be some side effects, but the side effects should be fine. Ask your doctor for any ways to prevent side effects. It's always a good idea to ask your doctor any questions if you aren't feeling well from Resorcinol.[5]

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References

  1. Resorcinol Wikipedia Last Modified February 2018. Author Unknown.
  2. Resorcinol Pub Chem. Author Unknown. Published September 16 2004.
  3. Resorcinol Wikipedia Last Modified February 2018. Author Unknown.
  4. resorcinol (Topical route) Drugs.com. Author Unknown. 2018.
  5. resorcinol (Topical route) Drugs.com. Author Unknown. 2018.