Agent Name

2,4-Dihydroxyacetophenone

CAS Number

89-84-9

Formula

C8-H8-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-(2,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)ethanone; 4-Acetylresorcinol; Resacetophenone; Resoacetophenone; Resorcinol, 4-acetyl-; 2',4'-Dihydroxyacetophenone; Acetophenone, 2',4'-dihydroxy-; Ethanone, 1-(2,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-; [ChemIDplus] beta-Resacetophenone; [RTECS]

Category

Aromatic Ketones

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Yellow or gold powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent for iron (in 10% alcoholic solution); [Merck Index]

Comments

A severe eye irritant; [RTECS] Decomposed slowly by water; [Merck Index] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Acetophenone" and "Resorcinol."

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