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Dihydroxybenzoic acids are used as intermediates for pharmaceuticals and other organic synthesis. Used as matrix for ionization of peptides, proteins and carbohydrates. In industrial field used for resins, polyesters, plasticizers, dyestuffs, preservatives, and rubber chemicals. It is also used as is a selected phenol as MMP (Matrix Metalloproteinase) inhibitor.
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James L. Corbin; William A. Bulen. Identification Isolation and identification of 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid and .N2,N6-di(2,3-dihydroxybenzoyl)-L-lysine formed by iron-deficient Azotobacter vinelandii. Biochemistry. 1969, 8,(3), 757-762.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.