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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.


(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


(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


n. resorcinol, agente usado en el tratamiento de acné y otras dermatosis.
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Methods: The major components of the extracts, gallic acid, flavonoids and alkyl resorcinols were analyzed by using a validated reversed phase HPLC method.
These two resorcinols make up more than one third of the total amount of the phenols generated in the process.
It has been also reported in the literature that resorcinols are potentially more slowly degradable than monohydric phenols [21, 22].
The amount of formaldehyde used to create these copolymers was adjusted to maintain its molar ratio to the two resorcinols at a level where the formaldehyde could theoretically link by cure every reactive position on the aromatic rings of the resorcinols.
Primaries are usually p-phenylenediamines or p-aminophenols while couplers are resorcinols, m-aminophenols, m-phenylenediamines, or napthols.
Co-condensation reactions of methylolphenols (MP) with resorcinols were performed in the melt at 120 [degrees] C in the presence of various catalysts (NaOH, Zn[(OCOC[H.
The higher toxicity of resorcinols to Daphnia compared to monobasic phenols was also shown by Trapido and Veressinina [95] and the higher toxicity of monobasic phenols to photobacteria compared to resorcinols by Kahru et al.
Among them, 5-alkyl resorcinols present antibacterial, fungicidal and cytotoxic activities, which are related to their strong interaction with biological membranes (Kozubek et al.
The fact that this value was higher than the values for p-cresol, 5-methylresorcinol, resorcinol and o-cresol indicates that phenol was more readily oxidized by the studied activated sludge than cresols or resorcinols.
5-[8'(Z), 11'(Z), 14-Pentadeeatrienil] resorcinol (1): EM (IE, 70 eV) m/z (int.