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2,3,5,6,7,8-Hexahydroxy-1,4-naphthalenedione

2,3,5,6,7,8-Hexahydroxy-1,4-naphthalenedione is an organic compound. It is formally derived from naphthoquinone through replacement of all six hydrogen atoms by hydroxyl groups. The compound occurs in the shell and spines of the sea urchins Paracentrotus lividus and Psammechinus miliaris. The compound can be produced by condensation of 3,4,5,6-tetramethoxyphthalaldehyde with glyoxal.

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