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HYDROQUINONE

Hydroquinone is an aromatic organic compound, white granular solid, synthesized from phenol. It is well-known for its antioxidant properties and is used in industry, mainly as an inhibitor of polymerisation for monomers in petrochemical industry (for process, transport and storage stabilization). It is also a stabilizer for the formulation of inks, coatings, rubbers and polymers. Hydroquinone is also used as a chemical intermediate for synthesis of pharmaceuticals, chemicals and agrochemicals. Furthermore it is used in photographic processing for industrial, professional and consumer use. Some uses (cosmetics, bleaching agent) are regulated or prohibited, relevant European or national regulation has to be taken into account.

Name

Detail

Chemical Identity Name Hydroquinone
Brand Names Hydroquinone (Extra Pure, Premium, Premium Flakes)
Chemical name (IUPAC)         Benzene-1,4-diol

Synonyms Para-hydroxyphenol;
1,4-dihydroxybenzol;
1,4-dihydroxybenzene;paradihydroxybenzene; p-benzenediol
CAS Number       123-31-9
EC Nnumber  204-617-8
 Molecular Formula          C6H6O2

Structure:

Property

Result

Physical state     Crystalline solid
Colour  

White

Odour   Odourless
Melting point   172°C
Boiling point       287°C
 Flammability      

 Non flammable

Water solubility               

Very soluble

Octanol water partition

Low potential for bioaccumulation


Packing : H.D.P.E. Woven Sacks Bags, Fiber Drum, M.S.Drum.
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