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480-64-8 - 2,4-Dihydroxy-6-methylbenzoic acid hydrate, 97% - H27556 - Alfa Aesar

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

CAS Number

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
1g 83.30
5g 248.00
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2,4-Dihydroxy-6-methylbenzoic acid hydrate, 97%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
ca 175° dec.
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: P260u-P201-P280a-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P304+P340-P310a-P405-P501a

Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. 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.

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Harmonized Tariff Code


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