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A constituent of the catecholamines, epinephrine and norepinephrine, and dopa; used externally as an antiseptic.
Synonym(s): catechol (1) , pyrocatechin
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Among the antioxidant standards (ascorbic acid, gallic acid and pyrocatechin), gallic acid presented the greater efficiency to scavenge DPPH radical, but was significantly less efficient than the Arapaho blackberry extract.