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resorcinol

 [rĕ-zor´sĭ-nol]
a phenol with bactericidal, fungicidal, keratolytic, exfoliative, and antipruritic activity; used especially as a topical keratolytic in the treatment of acne and other dermatoses.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

re·sor·ci·nol

(rē-zōr'si-nol),
A dermal antiseptic; pyrocatechol and hydroquinone are isomers of resorcinol.
Synonym(s): resorcin
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resorcinol

(rĭ-zôr′sə-nôl′, -nōl′, -nŏl′) also

resorcin

(rĭ-zôr′sĭn)
n.
A white crystalline compound, C6H4(OH)2, with bactericidal, fungicidal, and keratolytic properties, used in the treatment of acne and other skin diseases and as a component of dyes and resin adhesives.
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resorcinol

A drug used externally that softens and helps to remove the horny outer layer of the skin. A keratolytic drug. A brand name for a preparation containing resorcinol is Eskamel.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

re·sor·ci·nol

(rē-zōr'si-nol)
A dermal antiseptic.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Silica gel TLC was used for the detection and silica gel column chromatography for the preparative separation of resorcinols and their oxidation and coupling products.
Three resorcinols --5-methylresorcinol, 2,5-dimethylresorcinol, and resorcinol--were the major phenols in the leachate of the fresh semi-coke sample collected after 24 hours (lane 1).
More specific respirometric analyses were carried out with phenol, resorcinol and 5-methylresorcinol (hereinafter 5-MR) at concentration of 0.005 mM, 0.01 mM, 0.015 mM, 0.025 mM, 0.04 mM and 0.05 mM.
The time-dependent variations of the dependence of [OUR.sub.max] values on added substrate concentrations for phenol, resorcinol and 5-MR are also illustrated in Fig.
In the conditions of great excess of methylolphenols the self-condensation of the latter becomes notable and formaldehyde released from dimethylene ether is used also for reaction with resorcinols.
On the basis of molar concentration, the most effective catalyst is zinc acetate, enhancing the co-condensation rate of o- and p-MP with resorcinols equally.
Phenol, p-cresol, resorcinol and 5-methyl resorcinol were most rapidly detoxified, 2,3- and 2,4-dimethyl phenol had moderate detoxification rate, while the slowest was the detoxification of 2,5-dimethyl resorcinol and 3,4-dimethyl phenol [84].
46.5 30.4 195 Dibasic phenols, mg/l Resorcinol 0 0.77 1.2 0 5-MR 109-135 1.42 5.7 0 4.5-DMR 0 2 n.a.
The results of the short-term oxygen demand measurement show that microorganisms in the Kohtla-Jarve activated sludge quickly consume resorcinol, phenol, p-cresol, and 5-methylresorcinol.
[5], but the ratio of [BOD.sub.st]/thOD for resorcinol in the present work was about 1.6 times higher.
A series of copolymers of resorcinol and 2-methylresorcinol (Structure 1) were synthesized with formaldehyde to produce a series of novolak primers that would have decreasing levels of resorcinol (which can crosslink into a three-dimensional network) and increasing levels of 2-methylresorcinol (which cannot crosslink).
Resorcinol and 2-methyl resorcinol were mixed in aqueous solution at 25[degrees]C and pH 8, and formaldehyde was added in an amount that would only partially polymerize the solution.