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2,4,6-Trihydroxybenzaldehyde is used in the preparation of 2-methyl-phloroglucinol by hydrogenation using 5% palladium/carbon. It acts as a reactant for the synthesis of biologically active molecules such as 2,4,6-trichlorophenyl hydrazones. It is also used as a xanthine oxidase inhibitor.
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Suthar, S. K.; Aggarwal, V.; Chauhan, M.; Sharma, A.; Bansal, S.; Sharma, M. Molecular docking and biological evaluation of hydroxy-substituted (Z)-3-benzylideneindolin-2-one chalcones for the lead identification as tyrosinase inhibitors. Med. Chem. Res. 2015, 24 (3), 1331-1341.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant