Chemical Component Summary

NameRESORCINOL
Synonyms1,3-BENZENEDIOL; 1,3-DIHYDROXYBENZENE
Identifiersbenzene-1,3-diol
FormulaC6 H6 O2
Molecular Weight110.11
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESOc1cccc(O)c1
InChIInChI=1S/C6H6O2/c7-5-2-1-3-6(8)4-5/h1-4,7-8H
InChIKeyGHMLBKRAJCXXBS-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count14
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count14
Aromatic Bond Count6

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB11085 
NameResorcinol
Groupsapproved
DescriptionResorcinol is a 1,3-isomer (or meta-isomer) of benzenediol with the formula C6H4(OH)2. It is used as an antiseptic and disinfectant in topical pharmaceutical products in the treatment of skin disorders and infections such as acne, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, corns, calluses, and warts. It exerts a keratolytic activity. Resorcinol works by helping to remove hard, scaly, or roughened skin. Although it is primarily indicated for use as a topical application, resorcinol also possesses a well-documented anti-thyroidal activity that is generally not relied upon for any kind of formal therapeutic indication.
Synonyms
  • Resorcinol
  • 1,3-Dihydroxybenzene
  • 1,3-Dihydroxybenzol
  • Resorzin
  • 1,3-Benzenediol
Brand Names
  • Adult Acnomel Tinted
  • Rezamid
  • Clearasil Daily Clear Tinted Adult Treatment
  • Maximum Strength Feminine Anti-Itch Family Wellness
  • Acne Aid Gel
IndicationContemporary therapeutic uses for resorcinol primarily revolve around the use of the phenol derivative as an active ingredient in topical antiseptics [L2745, L2744, L2727, F61] or as topical antibacterial skin treatment products for conditions like acne, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, and others [L2746, L2745, L2744, L2727, F61].
Categories
  • Anti-Acne Preparations
  • Anti-Acne Preparations for Topical Use
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Benzene Derivatives
  • Dermatologicals
ATC-Code
  • D10AX02
  • S01AX06
CAS number108-46-3

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Thyroid peroxidaseMRALAVLSVTLVMACTEAFFPFISRGKELLWGKPEESRVSSVLEESKRLV...unknown
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682

Related Resource References

Resource NameReference
PubChem5054
ChEBICHEBI:27810
ChEMBLCHEMBL24147