Synonyms: "1,3-benzenediol", "resorcin", "1,3-dihydroxybenzene", "m-hydroquinone", "m-hydroxyphenol", "m-dihydroxybenzene", "3-hydroxyphenol"

Source: resorcinol is one of the main natural phenols in argan oil. It is used to treat acne, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin disorders.


IUPAC Name: benzene-1,3-diol
CAS Number: 108-46-3
PubChem ID: 5054
Canonical SMILES: C1=CC(=CC(=C1)O)O

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C6H6O2
Molecular Weight: 110.111

Pharmacophore Features:

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


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Evidence Supporting This Chemical as an Endocrine Disruptor
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Aiston S, Agius L. 1999. Leptin enhances glycogen storage in hepatocytes by inhibition of phosphorylase and exerts an additive effect with insulin. Diabetes 48(1):15-20.

Alanko J, Riutta A, Mucha I, Vapaatalo H, Metsa-Ketela T. 1993. Modulation of arachidonic acid metabolism by phenols: relation to positions of hydroxyl groups and peroxyl radical scavenging properties. Free Radic Biol Med 14(1):19-25.

Divi RL, Doerge DR. 1994. Mechanism-based inactivation of lactoperoxidase and thyroid peroxidase by resorcinol derivatives. Biochemistry (Mosc) 33(32):9668-9674.

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.

Welsch F, Nemec MD, Lawrence WB. 2008. Two-generation reproductive toxicity study of resorcinol administered via drinking water to Crl:CD(SD) Rats. Int J Toxicol 27(1):43-57.

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