Crystallise oxine from hot EtOH, acetone, pet ether (b 60-80o) or water. Crude oxine can be purified by precipitation of copper oxinate, followed by liberation of free oxine with H2S or by steam distillation after acidification with H2SO4. Store it in the dark. It forms complexes with many metals. [Manske et al. Can J Research 27F 359 1949, Phillips Chem Rev 56 271 1956, Beilstein 21 III/IV 1135, 21/3 V 252.]
White to off-white or faintly yellow crystalline powder. Phenolic odor.
ChEBI: A monohydroxyquinoline that is quinoline substituted by a hydroxy group at position 8. Its fungicidal properties are used for the control of grey mould on vines and tomatoes.
antiinfectant, complexing agent
8-Hydroxyquinoline darkens on exposure to light. 8-Hydroxyquinoline readily forms stable metal chelates. 8-Hydroxyquinoline is incompatible with strong oxidizers. 8-Hydroxyquinoline is also incompatible with many metal ions.
Flash point data for 8-Hydroxyquinoline are not available; however, 8-Hydroxyquinoline is probably combustible.
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.