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5-Methylresorcinol

Definition
noun
A phenolic compound with the formula of C7H8O2.
Supplement
5-Methylresorcinol (a 5th position methyl ester) has lower toxicity compared to other resorcinols, compound used in manufacturing fluorescent, leather dyes and adhesives, and in pharmaceutical to treat acne, an anti-dandruff agent in shampoo, and sunscreen cosmetics.
Synonym: orcinol.

See also: resorcinol.


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