1,2-Naphthoquinone

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1,2-Naphthoquinone
1,2-Naphthoquinone
Names
Other names
o-Naphthoquinone,
β-naphthoquinone
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEMBL
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.602
KEGG
C10H6O2
Molar mass 158.16 g·mol−1
Appearance yellow solid
Melting point 145 to 147 °C (293 to 297 °F; 418 to 420 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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1,2-Naphthoquinone or ortho-naphthoquinone is a polycyclic aromatic organic compound with formula C
10
H
6
O
2
. This yellow solid is prepared by oxidation of 1-amino-2-hydroxynaphthalene with ferric chloride.[1]

Occurrence[edit]

This diketone (an ortho-quinone) is a metabolite of naphthalene, it arises from the naphthalene-1,2-oxide.[2]

It is also found in diesel exhaust particles, the accumulation of this toxic metabolite in rats from doses of naphthalene has been shown to cause eye damage, including the formation of cataracts.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Louis F. Fieser. "1,2-Naphthoquinone". Org. Synth. 1937. 17: 68. doi:10.15227/orgsyn.017.0068. 
  2. ^ Yoshito Kumagai, Yasuhiro Shinkai, Takashi Miura, Arthur K. Cho (2011). "The Chemical Biology of Naphthoquinones and Its Environmental Implications". The Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology. 52: 221–47. doi:10.1146/annurev-pharmtox-010611-134517. 
  3. ^ Qian, W.; Shichi, H. (2001). "Naphthoquinone-Induced Cataract in Mice: Possible Involvement of Ca2+ Release and Calpain Activation". Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 17 (4): 383–392. doi:10.1089/108076801753162799. PMID 11572469. 

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