1,2-Naphthoquinone

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1,2-Naphthoquinone
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Properties
Molecular formula C10H6O2
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

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1,2-Naphthoquinone is an polycyclic aromatic ketone. it is a reactive metabolite of naphthalene. This compound is a quinone found in diesel exhaust particles. The accumulation of this toxic metabolite in rats from doses of naphthalene has been shown to cause eye damage, including the formation of cataracts.

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