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|Legal status||Unscheduled (CA) Rx-only, Unscheduled (US) Unscheduled|
|Mol. mass||124.13722 g/mol|
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It is often used to inhibit polymerization in monomers that polymerize with radical mechanisms, such as acrylates, methacrylates or styrene.
A combination of mequinol 2% (depigmentation agent) & tretinoin 0.01% (topical retinoid) is commonly used in treating solar lentigines (liver spots & age spots). Exactly how it works is unknown, but this compound is used along with a total skin care and sunlight avoidance program. This compound may also be used for other conditions as determined by one's dermatologist. Methoxyphenol is a depigmentation agent, like Monobenzone (benzyloxyphenol), it is the active ingredient in some depigmenting creams and ointments. A formulation of 20% 4-methoxyphenol ointment causes depigmentation in animal tissue.
Lower dosages of topical mequinol and the Q-switched Ruby Laser have been used to depigment normal skin in vitiligo patients with disseminated (greater than 50 percent of body surface area) idiopathic vitiligo.
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- "OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH GUIDELINE FOR 4-METHOXYPHENOL". Retrieved 2005-10-04.
- "Spectrum RD 1200 Q-switched Ruby Laser". Retrieved 2006-07-26.