2,6-Dihydroxynaphthalene is used in the preparation of 1,5-dichloro-2,6-diethynylnaphthalenes. It is used to produce convulsions in mice. It exhibits antiproliferative activity towards certain cells. It is also employed in the preparation of the first-generation rotaxane dendrimer. Further, it is used in the production of several dyes, pigments, fluorescent whiteners, tanning agents, antioxidants and antiseptics. In addition to this, it is converted into amines, esters, ethers and carboxylic derivatives.
Soluble in methanol and hot water. Slightly soluble in water.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
|223° to 225°C|
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.
TSCA : TSCA