1,4-naphthoquinone Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

1,4-naphthoquinone Properties


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1,4-Naphthoquinone is an organic compound derived from naphthalene.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.1,4-Naphthoquinone is mainly used as a precursor to anthroquinone by reaction with butadiene followed by oxidation.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Yellow needles or brownish green powder
Boiling Point 297.935 °C
CAS Number 130-15-4
Density 1.29 g/cm3
IUPAC Name 1,4-Naphthoquinone
InChI 1S/C10H6O2/c11-9-5-6-10(12)8-4-2-1-3-7(8)9/h1-6H
Melting Point 119-122 °C
Molar Mass 158.15g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H6O2
Synonyms 1,4-Naphthoquinone(8CI);1,4-Dihydro-1,4-diketonaphthalene;NSC 113960;NSC9583;p-Naphthoquinone;α-Naphthoquinone;1,4-Naphthalenedione;Para-naphthoquinone