9,10-Dihydroxyanthracene

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9,10-Dihydroxyanthracene
9,10-dihydroxyanthracene.svg
Names
IUPAC name
anthracene-9,10-diol
Identifiers
4981-66-2 N
ChemSpider 19827 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
KEGG C16206 YesY
PubChem 21082
Properties
C14H10O2
Molar mass 210.23 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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9,10-Dihydroxyanthracene is the hydroquinone form of 9,10-anthraquinone (AQ) and is formed when AQ is used as a redox catalyst in various industrial processes. It is easily dissolved in alkaline solutions and is often called soluble anthraquinone (SAQ).

In the so-called anthraquinone process, hydrogen peroxide is manufactured as one of the product in the oxygen oxidation of a substituted 9,10-Dihydroxyanthracene to its corresponding anthraquinone, such as 2-Ethylanthraquinone.

Manufacture[edit]

Soluble anthraquinone is made by reducing a water dispersion of AQ with carboxylic acids in presence of alkali.[citation needed]

See also[edit]