Hydroquinone is a water soluble reducing agent used in the development in black and white photos. Hydroquinone is used in the production of skin bleaching cream used to lighten dark patches of skin.
170.5 °C Min
Off white or slight yellow crystalline powder.
.1 mmHg @ 60°C
Soluble 7g/100ml in water.
weakly acidic (aq. solns.)
discolored by light and air
(tcc) 165 c
water, alcohol, ether, ccl4, oxygenated solvs.
temp. 516 c
Specialty Chemicals, Plastic Additives, Personal Care – Cosmetic Ingredients, Organic Intermediates and Compounds, Industrial Chemicals, Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)
Intermediates, Antioxidants, Polymerization Inhibitor , Chemical Intermediate , Reducing Agent
Industrial, Specialty Chemicals