Resorcin sentence example
All four mono-hydroxyxanthones are known, and are prepared by heating salicylic acid with either resorcin, pyrocatechin or hydroquinone; they are yellow crystalline solids, which act as dyestuffs.
On fusion with caustic potash it decomposes with formation of tetrahydroxy-benzophenone, which then breaks up into resorcin and hydroquinone.
Thus potassium ortho-oxybenzoate is converted into the salt of para-oxybenzoic acid at 220 0; the three bromphenols, and also the brombenzenesulphonic acids, yield m-dioxybenzene or resorcin when fused with potash.
Many ortho and, para-compounds of the aromatic series (for example, the brom-phenols, benzene para-disulphonic acid) also yield resorcin on fusion with caustic potash.
In medicine, resorcin, which is official in the United States under the name of resorcinol, was formerly used as an antipyretic, but it has been given up. The dose is 2 to 8 grs.Advertisement
Mono-acetyl resorcin, C 6 H 4 (OH) O 000H 3, is used under the name of "euresol."
A tetrabromresorufin is used as a dye-stuff under the name of Fluorescent Resorcin Blue.
Merling (Ann., 1894, 278, p. 28) by reducing resorcin in hot alcoholic solution with sodium amalgam.
Unlike resorcin it does not give a fluorescein with phthalic anhydride.
Resorcin (1.3 or meta dioxybenzene) (1) is decomposed in a somewhat similar manner.Advertisement