2,4,6-Trihydroxybenzaldehyde is used in the preparation of 2-methyl-phloroglucinol by hydrogenation using 5% palladium/carbon. It acts as a reactant for the synthesis of biologically active molecules such as 2,4,6-trichlorophenyl hydrazones. It is also used as a xanthine oxidase inhibitor.
Soluble in water.
Air sensitive. Incompatible with oxidizing agents and strong bases.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : CU8440000