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B24016 3,4-Dihydroxybenzoic acid, 97%

CAS Number
99-50-3
Synonyms
Protocatechuic acid

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
B24016-14 25g 44.30
B24016-22 100g 131.00
B24016-36 500g 501.00
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3,4-Dihydroxybenzoic acid, 97%

MDL
MFCD00002509
EINECS
202-760-0

Chemical Properties

Formula
C7H6O4
Formula Weight
154.12
Melting point
ca 202° dec.
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in hot alcohol and ether. Slightly soluble in water.

Applications

3,4-Dihydroxybenzoic acid is a metabolite of polyphenols such as phloretin and quercetin. It is also a phenolic acid antioxidant present in fruits, vegetables and nuts. Further, it is found to be an efficacious chemopreventive agent in several carcinogenesis models. In addition to this, it acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Notes

Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong bases.

Literature References

Chandra, I. K.; Angkawijaya, A. E.; Santoso, S. P.; Ismadji, S.; Soetaredjo, F. E.; Ju, Y. H. Solution equilibria studies of complexes of divalent metal ions with 2-aminophenol and 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid. Polyhedron 2015, 88, 29-39.

Tang, Y.; Li, X.; Zhang, B.; Chen, P. X.; Liu, R.; Tsao, R. Characterisation of phenolics, betanins and antioxidant activities in seeds of three Chenopodium quinoa Willd. genotypes. Food Chem. 2015, 166, 308-388.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335-H500

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May form combustible dust concentrations in air

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

Other References

Merck
14,7894
Beilstein
1448841
Harmonized Tariff Code
2918.29
TSCA
No
RTECS
UL0560000

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