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4-Methylcatechol is used to synthesize antimicrobial, antioxidant. It also acts as effective inhibitor. It can be used to produce 4-bromo-5-methyl-pyrocatechol. It Increases Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Content and mRNA Expression in Cultured Brain Cells and in Rat Brain In Vivo.
Juana Cabanes; Francisco García-Cánovas; Francisco García-Carmona. Chemical and enzymatic oxidation of 4-methylcatechol in the presence and absence of l-serine. Spectrophotometric determination of intermediates.Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Protein Structure and Molecular Enzymology.1987, 914 190-197.
Florence C. Richard-Forget; Marie Aude Rouet-Mayer; Pascale M. Goupy; Jean Philippon; Jacques J. Nicolas. Oxidation of chlorogenic acid, catechins, and 4-methylcatechol in model solutions by apple polyphenol oxidase.J. Agric. Food Chem.1992, 40 (11), 2114-2122.
Hazard Statements: H301-H311-H332-H315-H319-H335
Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Harmful if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P201-P280g-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves. 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.