Product Details: Hydroquinone
Hydroquinone otherwise known as quinol is a white granular solid organic compound. Primarily used as a reducing agent, it can also be used to prevent polymerization of acrylic acids and other monomers that can be affected by radical-initiated polymerization. Hydroquinone should be stored in light-proof, tightly closed containers in a cool, dark place, away from heat and oxidizing agents.
Hydroquinone is extensively used as a reducing agent, as a photographic developer, as an antioxidant for many oxidizable products, as a stabilizer or polymerizing inhibitor for certain materials that polymerize in the presence of free radicals, and as a chemical intermediate for the production of antioxidants, antiozonants, agro-chemicals, and polymers. It is a skin-lightening agent and is used in cosmetics, hair dyes, and medical preparations.