4,4′-Dihydroxybiphenyl is used to prepare plastics. It serves as a laboratory reagent and an intermediate in the preparation of polyether liquid crystals. Further, it is used as an antioxidant agent for rubber and latex. In addition to this, it is used in light-colored rubber products, food packaging and medical latex products.
Slightly soluble in water.
Incompatible with oxidizing agents.
|279° to 285°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Harmful in contact with skin.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Wear protective gloves/clothing.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
RTECSNumber : DV4725000
TSCA : TSCA