hydroquinone

Synonyms: "1,4-benzenediol", "1,4-dihydroxybenzene", "benzene-1,4-diol", "quinol", "p-benzenediol", "hydroquinol", "benzoquinol", "p-hydroquinone", "p-hydroxyphenol"

Source: hydroquinone is a compound used in a variety of skin products, usually targeted at customers that are looking to reduce the appearance of dark spots, freckles, acne scars and other problem spots on the body.

Identifiers:

IUPAC Name: benzene-1,4-diol
CAS Number: 123-31-9
PubChem ID: 785
InChiKey: QIGBRXMKCJKVMJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Canonical SMILES: C1=CC(=CC=C1O)O

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C6H6O2
Molecular Weight: 110,1106

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 2
Number of bond acceptors: 2
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 8

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Lindsay RH, Hill JB, Gaitan E, Cooksey RC, Jolley RL. 1992. Antithyroid effects of coal-derived pollutants. J Toxicol Environ Health 37(4):467-481.

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