ß-resorcylic acid

β-resorcylic acid

[¦bād·ə ¦rē·zȯr¦sil·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
(OH)2C6H3COOH Combustible, white needles; soluble in alcohol and ether, very slightly soluble in water; decomposes at 220°C; used as a dyestuff and a pharmaceutical intermediate, and in the manufacture of fine chemicals.
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