Catechol is widely used as building block in Agrochemicals, Flavors, Fragrances and Pharmaceuticals. It is used as a starting raw material to be chemically transformed by Pharmaceuticals industries (technical grade). Catechol presents a wide range of applications: anticorrosion agent, antioxidant (for rubber, olefins and polyolefins, polyurethanes), chelating agent, detergent. The appearance of flakes are white to brown.


  • CAS number
  • Global Business Unit
    Aroma Performance
  • Synonyms
    1,2-Dihydroxybenzene, Ortho Dihydroxybenzene, Pyrocatechol


Segments Applications
Crop Protection Active
Segments Applications
Process Efficiency Fab Process Material
Segments Applications
Pharmaceuticals Intermediates | Reagents & Catalyst

Chemical categories

Chemical category Chemical family Chemical product
Phenols and derivatives Diphenol derivatives 1,2-dihydroxybenzene
Stabilizers and Antioxidants Phenol derivatives 1,2-dihydroxybenzene
Phenols and derivatives Building blocks 1,2-dihydroxybenzene

Region of commercial availability

  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe / Middle East / Africa
  • North America
  • Latin America

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