Agent Name

beta-Resorcylic acid

CAS Number

89-86-1

Formula

C7-H6-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,4-DHBA; 2,4-Dihydroxybenzoic acid; 2,4-Resorcylic acid; 4-Carboxyresorcinol; 4-Hydroxysalicylic acid; BRA; Benzoic acid, 2,4-dihydroxy-; RESORCYLIC ACID, BETA; beta-Resorcinolic acid; p-Hydroxysalicylic acid; [ChemIDplus] 2,4-Dihydroxybenzenecarboxylic acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Other Aromatic Compounds

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a test reagent for iron and an intermediate (dyestuffs and drugs); [Merck Index] Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) > 800 mg/kg; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.1E-6 mm Hg

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