Key Attributes & Properties

Catechol, also known as pyrocatechol or 1,2-dihydroxybenzene, is an organic compound essentially used as building block.

It is available in two forms: Flakes (solid form) and Molten (liquid form). 

Catechol offers multiple possibilities of bondings, providing different type of interactions and related properties:

  • Bi-functional molecule
  • Strong metal chelating agent
  • Cross linking agent
  • Oxygen scavenger
  • Antioxidant 

Key Applications

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Catechol is used in various final applications markets: 

  • Agrochemicals (building block)
  • Pharmaceuticals (starting raw materials to be chemically transformed)
  • Food and Fragrances (building block)
  • Polymers
  • Electronics (corrosion inhibitor)