Orcinol is a natural phenolic organic compound that occurs in many species of lichens including Roccella tinctoria and Lecanora. Orcinol has been detected in the "toxic glue" of the ant species Camponotus saundersi.
Appearance & Physical State
pink-grey to pink-brown cryst. powder or crystals
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures. Substance may discolor on exposure to light.
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Store protected from light and air. Store under an inert atmosphere.