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Empirical formula: C6H6O2
a: 10.082 Å
b: 5.518 Å
c: 10.943 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 118.53 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 534.86 Å3
Space group: P21/c
Calculated density: 1.367 g/cm3
Z: 4
Temperature: 22.0 °C
Formula weight: 110.112 g/mole
R(F): 0.0380
Common name: catechin
Common name: ortho-benzenediol
Common name: Catechol
CSD refcode: CATCOL12
Keyword: antioxidant
Keyword: photographic
Keyword: dyes
Short description: Catechol occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables.
IUPAC name: 1,2-dihydroxybenzene
Citation of a publication: H.Wunderlich, D.Mootz, Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.B:Struct.Crystallogr.Cryst.Chem. , 27, 1684, 1971
Layman's explanation: Catechol is a colorless, crystalline solid with a phenolic, faint odor and a sweet-bitter taste. It is soluble in alcohol, ether and acetate. Catechol is used as an antioxidant, astringent, antiseptic, antifungal preservative for treating seed potato pieces, photographic developer, in fur dyes manufacture and as an intermediate in lubricanting oils. It is also used in polymerization inhibitors and in pharmaceuticals. Catechol is prepared by treating salicylaldehyde with hydrogen peroxide, or from its monomethyl ether by treatment with hydrobromic acid. Originally, catechol was isolated from a type of mimosa tree. Catechol has been found in food, drinking water and cigarette smoke. Skin contact with catechol causes eczema in humans.
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
52012.cif 52012.crt 52012.pdb

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