Synonyms: 1,2,3-Bencenotriol; Pirogálico, ácido; Pirogalol; Pyrogallic Acid; Pyrogallolum. Benzene-1,2,3-triol.
Cyrillic synonym: Пирогаллол.
💊 Chemical information
Chemical formula: C6H6O3 = 126.1.
CAS — 87-66-1.
Pharmacopoeias.In Fr. and Pol.
Pyrogallol was formerly used topically in the treatment of psoriasis and parasitic skin diseases, but application over large areas or denuded surfaces is dangerous and may produce systemic effects similar to phenol poisoning; methaemoglobinaemia, haemolysis, and kidney damage may also occur. Pyrogallol stains the skin and hair black.
Published January 11, 2019.