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4-Butylresorcinol CAS 18979-61-8



Appearance: White powder

Packaging: 1kg/bag, 25kg per drum

Sample: available

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4-Butylresorcinol Details

Chemical Name: 4-Butylresorcinol

CAS No.: 18979-61-8

Molecular Formula: C10H14O2

Molecular Weight: 166.22

Appearance: White powder

4-Butylresorcinol Properties

Test Item Technical Specification
Appearance White to off white powder
Odour Characteristic
Solubility Soluble in methanol and in methylene Chloride, Slightly soluble in water
Identification by IR Match with standard
Water(by KF) Not more than 1.0%
Melting point About 50℃
Sulphated ash Not more than 0.5%
Related substances Resorcinol NMT 0.2%
2,4-Dihydroxybutyrophenone NMT 0.5%
Any other impurity NMT 1.0%
Total of impurities NMT 1.0%
Purity(GC) Not less than 99.0%
Residual solvents Hexane NMT 100ppm
Methanol NMT 500ppm
Ethyl acetate NMT 5000PPM

It is an antioxidant that is considered effective in influencing the formation of pigmentation, and therefore able to lighten the skin. It is a synthetic compound that is partially derived from natural lightening compounds found in scotch pine bark, and is considered a reliable whitening agent.
According to studies when directly compared to B-Arbutin, Phenylethyl Resorcinol was shown to be over one hundred times as effective at lightening hair, and when tested in vivo on skin that had not been exposed to light, 0.5% concentrations of Phenylethyl Resorcinol proved to be more effective than 1.0% kojic acid.


Packing: 1kg/bag, 25kg per drum


Store in cool & dry place. Keep away from strong light and heat

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