Agent Name

Phloroglucinol

CAS Number

108-73-6

Formula

C6-H6-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3,5-Benzenetriol; 1,3,5-Trihydroxybenzene; 1,3,5-Trihydroxycyclohexatriene; 1,3,5-Triol; 3,5-Dihydroxyphenol; 5-Hydroxyresorcinol; 5-Oxyresorcinol; Benzene, 1,3,5-trihydroxy-; Benzene, trihydroxy; Benzene-1,3,5-triol; Benzene-s-triol; Dilospan S; Floroglucin [Czech]; Floroglucinol [Czech]; Phloroglucin; Phloroglucine; Spasfon-Lyoc; s-Trihydroxybenzene; sym-Trihydroxybenzene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phenols

Description

White solid; Discolored by light; [Merck Index] White or cream colored powder; [MSDSonline] Crystallizes in anhydrous or dihydrate form; Sweet tasting crystals; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used to decalcify bones, to make pharmaceuticals and dyes, to preserve cut flowers, and to dye and print textiles; [Hawley] Used in diazo-type printing, cosmetics (antioxidant), hair colorants, chemical reagents, cloud seeding, tree and shrub rooting, and pharmaceuticals (antispasmodic); [Merck Index] Isolated from bark of fruit trees in 1855; [Ullmann]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; [MSDSonline] Oral LD50 (mouse) = 4550 mg/kg; [Ullmann]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00016 mm Hg

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