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  1. [organic compound] An isomer of naphthoquinone.


1,4-Naphthoquinone or para-naphthoquinone is an organic compound derived from naphthalene. Several isomeric naphthoquinones are known, notably 1,2-naphthoquinone. 1,4-Naphthoquinone forms volatile yellow triclinic crystals and has a sharp odor similar to benzoquinone. It is almost insoluble in cold water, slightly soluble in petroleum ether, and more soluble in polar organic solvents. In alkaline solutions it produces a reddish-brown color. Vitamin K is a derivative of 1,4-naphthoquinone. It is a planar molecule with one aromatic ring fused to a quinone subunit.

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Google previewDictionary of Toxicology (2014)

by Ernest Hodgson, Michael Roe

β-Naphthoflavone Figure N6 1,4-naphthoquinone. CAS number 130-15-4 A designated hazardous waste (EPA). It is used as a polymerization agent in rubber and plastics manufacture and in the synthesis of dyes and drugs.

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