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 (rĭ-zôr′sə-nôl′, -nōl′, -nŏl′) also res·or·cin (rĭ-zôr′sĭn)
A white crystalline compound, C6H4(OH)2, with bactericidal, fungicidal, and keratolytic properties, used in the treatment of acne and other skin diseases and as a component of dyes and resin adhesives.

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(rɪˈzɔːsɪˌnɒl) or


(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline phenol with a sweet taste, used in making dyes, drugs, resins, and adhesives. Formula: C6H4(OH)2; relative density: 1.27; melting pt: 111°C; boiling pt at 1 atm.: 276°C
[C19: New Latin, from resin + orcinol]
reˈsorcinal adj
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(rɪˈzɔr səˌnɔl)

also res•or′cin,

a white, needlelike, water-soluble solid, C6H6O2, used chiefly in making dyes, as a reagent, in tanning, in the synthesis of certain resins, and as a skin medication.
[1880–85; res (in) + orcinol a crystalline compound obtained from orchil (< New Latin orc(ina) or Italian orc(ello) orchil + -in1 + -ol2)]
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Noun1.resorcinol - a crystalline phenol obtained from various resins; used in ointments for acne and in dandruff shampoos
phenol - any of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds; molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups
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n. resorcinol, agente usado en el tratamiento de acné y otras dermatosis.
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Catechol (1,2-dihydroxybenzene), resorcinol (1,3-dihydroxybenzene), and hydroquinone (1,4-dihydroxybenzene) are the three isomers of dihydroxybenzene, which are used in cosmetics, pesticides, scent and flavor essences, drugs, antioxidants and chemicals for photography and paint.
Compound C18-silica PS-DVB PGC Benzene 2.20 3.50 1.45 Monosubstituted Aniline 1.10 2.50 1.35 Phenol 1.55 2.40 1.80 Benzoic acid 1.90 3.20 2.40 Nitrobenzene 2.05 3.60 2.45 Polysubstituted 4-Aminophenol - 1.10 2.05 1,4-Diaminobenzene - 1.20 2.40 4-Aminobenzoic acid - 2.00 2.85 4-Hydroxybenzoic acid - 2.30 2.70 3,5-Dihydroxybenzoic acid - 1.35 3.00 1,3-Dihydroxybenzene - 1.35 2.35 1,4-Dihydroxybenzene - 0.85 2.15 1,3,5-Trihydroxybenzene - 0.50 2.70 -not retained TABLE 2.
first reported synthesis of organic aerogels by sol-gel polycondensation of resorcinol (1,3-dihydroxybenzene) and formaldehyde, and subsequent drying using supercritical carbon dioxide [2, 3].