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Infobox disclaimer and references
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.
- Stability of Hemoglobin and Albumin Adducts of Naphthalene Oxide, 1,2-Naphthoquinone, and 1,4-Naphthoquinone
- 1,2-Naphthoquinone activates vanilloid receptor 1 through increased protein tyrosine phosphorylation, leading to contraction of guinea pig trachea.
- Material Safety Data Sheet