2-methylresorcinol

Synonyms: "2,6-dihydroxytoluene", "2-methylbenzene-1,3-diol", "2-methylresorcin", "toluene-2,6-diol", "1,3-dihydroxy-2-methylbenzene"

Source: 2-methylresorcinol is used in oxidative hair dye formulations. It has applications in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

Identifiers:

IUPAC Name: 2-methylbenzene-1,3-diol
CAS Number: 608-25-3
PubChem ID: 11843
InChiKey: ZTMADXFOCUXMJE-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Canonical SMILES: CC1=C(C=CC=C1O)O

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C7H8O2
Molecular Weight: 124,1372

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 2
Number of bond acceptors: 2
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 9

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Arnott DG, Doniach I. 1952. The effect of compounds allied to resorcinol upon the uptake of radioactive iodine by the thyroid of the rat. Biochem J 50(4):473-479.
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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