Catalogue number: D447105
Chemical name: 2,5-Dihydroxy-1,4-benzoquinone
Synonyms: 2,5-Dihydroxy-2,5-cyclohexadiene-1,4-dione; 2,5-Dihydroxyquinone; ,5-Dihydroxy-p-benzoquinone; 2,5-Dihydroxycyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione; Anilic Acid; NSC 3843
CAS Number: 615-94-1
Possible CAS #: NA
Molecular form.: C₆H₄O₄
Appearance: Brown Yellow Solid
Melting Point: >171°C (dec.)
Mol. Weight: 140.09
Storage: -20°C Freezer, Under inert atmosphere
Solubility: DMSO (Slightly), Methanol (Slightly, Heated)
Stability: No Data Available
Category: No Data Available
Boiling Point: No Data Available
Applications: 2,5-Dihydroxy-1,4-benzoquinone is found in quinone mixtures that are used as an attractant for dung beetles specialized on dead millipedes. 2,5-Dihydroxy-1,4-benzoquinone is also a moiety in humic acid-like polymers which have anti-HSV-1 activity.
Dangerous Goods Info: NA
References: Schmitt, T., et al.: J. Chem. Ecol., 30, 731 (2004); Klocking, R., et al.: Antivir. Chem. Chemoth., 13, 241 (2002)
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