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4-Propylresorcinol (CAS 18979-60-7) is a chemical compound that belongs to the family of resorcinols. It is structurally similar to resorcinol but with a propyl group (-C3H7) attached to 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 :||C9H12O2|
|Melting Point :||105°C~115°C|
4-Propylresorcinol has various applications, including:
- Skin Lightening: Similar to other resorcinols, 4-Propylresorcinol is used in cosmetic products for its ability to inhibit tyrosinase, an enzyme involved in melanin production. It helps reduce hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and uneven skin tone.
- Hair Care: It is utilized as an ingredient in hair care products, particularly in hair dyes, to provide coloration and coverage for gray or white hair.
- Antioxidant: 4-Propylresorcinol possesses antioxidant properties that help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, which can contribute to premature aging and skin disorders.
As with any chemical compound, it is important to follow product labels and consult regulatory authorities for specific information on approved uses, concentrations, and safety guidelines.
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