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Resorcinol

Resorcinol

Resorcinol is a widely used chemical with numerous applications including as an intermediate in organic synthesis, and as an ingredient in the production of dyestuffs and pharmaceuticals. In addition, special dye referred to as eosin is derived from resorcinol. Eosin, or tetrabromofluorescein, is a red dye that is extensively employed in the production of medicines, papers, pigments, textiles, varnishes, and cosmetics.


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