Resorcinol (C6H6O2)

Substance: Resorcinol.

Also known as: Benzene-1,3-diol m-dihydroxybenzene 1,3-benzenediol 1,3-Dihydroxybenzene 3-Hydroxyphenol m-hydroquinone m-benzenediol 3-hydroxycyclohexadien-1-one resorcin

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Hazard information danger

Corrosive cat. 1
Lower systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Harmful if swallowed
  • Causes skin irritation
  • Causes serious eye damage
  • Very toxic to aquatic life

Precautionary statements

  • Wash … thoroughly after handling.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
  • Avoid release to the environment.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Take off contaminated clothing. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Collect spillage.
  • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].

Experiments with this reagent