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4-Butylresorcinol (CAS 18979-61-8)
4-Butylresorcinol (CAS 18979-61-8) is a chemical compound that belongs to the family of resorcinols. It is also known by other names such as 4-n-Butylresorcinol or 4-Butylhydroxybenzene.
The compound features a benzene ring with two hydroxyl (-OH) groups attached to adjacent carbon atoms. Additionally, it has a butyl chain (-C4H9) attached to one of the carbon atoms of the benzene ring.
|Appearance :||White or of- white powder or crystlline power,odorless|
|Physical State :||Solid|
|Solubility :||Very soluble in N,N-Dimethylformamide,Soluble in methanol,Sparingly soluble inglacial acetic acid, Very slightly soluble inchloroform, Practically insoluble in water.|
|Molecular Formula :||C10H14O2|
|Melting Point :||105°C~115°C|
|Structural Features||The compound features a benzene ring with two hydroxyl (-OH) groups attached to adjacent carbon atoms. Additionally, it has a butyl chain (-C4H9) attached to one of the carbon atoms of the benzene ring.|
4-Butylresorcinol has various applications, including:
- Skin Lightening: It is commonly used in cosmetic products for its ability to inhibit tyrosinase, an enzyme involved in melanin production. This property makes it effective in reducing hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and achieving a more even skin tone.
- Antioxidant: 4-Butylresorcinol possesses antioxidant properties that help protect the skin from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It can help reduce signs of aging and improve overall skin health.
- Preservative: Due to its antimicrobial properties, it can be used as a preservative in certain cosmetic formulations. It helps prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms, thereby extending the shelf life of the product.
It’s important to note that the specific use and concentration of 4-Butylresorcinol may vary depending on the product formulation and regulations in different regions. Always refer to product labels and consult with regulatory authorities for detailed information on its approved uses and safety guidelines.
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