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H27556 2,4-Dihydroxy-6-methylbenzoic acid hydrate, 97%

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2,4-Dihydroxy-6-methylbenzoic acid hydrate, 97%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
ca 175° dec.
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Soluble in water, dimethyl sulfoxide or 100% ethanol.


Orsellinic acid is a benzoic acid that has been shown to block PAF-mediated neuronal apoptosis. Orsellinic acid also shows free radical scavenging activity.


Store in cool dry conditions. Incompatible with oxidizing agents.

Literature References

P.S Athukoralage.; H.M.T.B Herath.; S.A Deraniyagala.; R.L.C Wijesundera.; P.A Weerasinghea. Antifungal constituent from Gordonia dassanayakei.Fitoterapia. 2001, 72 (5),565-567 .

Yong Rok Lee.; Xue Wanga. A short synthetic route to biologically active (±)-daurichromenic acid as highly potent anti-HIV agent.Org. Biomol. Chem. 2005, 3 (21), 3955-3957 .

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

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

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