Menadiol

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Menadiol
Skeletal formula of menadiol
Ball-and-stick model of menadiol
Names
IUPAC name
2-Methylnaphthalene-1,4-diol
Other names
2-Methyl-1,4-naphthalenediol; 2-Methyl-1,4-dihydroxynaphthalene
Identifiers
481-85-6
ChemSpider 9794
Jmol 3D model Interactive image
PubChem 10209
UNII VQ093653DO
Properties
C11H10O2
Molar mass 174.20 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Menadiol is an organic compound with the formula C6H4(COH)2(CH)(CH3). It is formally a derivative of p-hydroquinone. It is an intermediate in the synthesis of vitamin K4.[1] It is oxidized to menadione.[2]

The menadiol core is apparent in the structure of vitamin K.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vitamin K, drugs.com
  2. ^ Fritz Weber, August Rüttimann "Vitamin K" Ullmann's Encyclopedia Of Industrial Chemistry, 2012, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. doi:10.1002/14356007.o27_o08