1,4-Dihydroxybenzene Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

1,4-Dihydroxybenzene Properties


1,4-Dihydroxybenzene 3D Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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 1,4-Dihydroxybenzene Structure-Molecule Struture
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1,4-Dihydroxybenzene is an aromatic organic compound which is a type of phenol. It can be considered a simple polyphenol. Substituted derivatives of this parent compound are also referred to as hydroquinones. It has a variety of uses principally associated with its action as a reducing agent which is soluble in water. It is a major component in most photographic developers where, with the compound Metol, it reduces silver halides to elemental silver. The disodium diphenolate salt of hydroquinone is used as an alternating comonomer unit in the production of the polymer PEEK. In human medicine, hydroquinone is used as a topical application in skin whitening to reduce the color of skin as it does not have the same predisposition to cause dermatitis as metol does. It is also used as a raw material of herbicides, rubber antioxidants and dye stuffs.

Chemical Properties

AR Assay 99.0%
Appearance White solid
Boiling Point 287 °C
CAS Number 123-31-9
ChEBI 17594
Density 1.3 g/cm3
Dipole Moment Zero
EINECS Number 204-617-8
HS Code 2907.29
IUPAC Name Benzene-1,4-Diol
InChI 1S/C6H6O2/c7-5-1-2-6(8)4-3-5/h1-4,7-8H
LR Assay 99.0%
Lab Grade AR;LR
Melting Point 172 °C
Molar Mass 110.1 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H6O2
NFPA 704 H-2,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number MX3500000
Related Compounds 1,4-Benzoquinone
Solubility 5.9 g/100 ml
Synonyms Hydroquinone;Idrochinone;Quinol;1-4 Dihydroxy Benzene;1-4 Hydroxy Benzene
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