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Description

Quinone is an organic compound that is used in a variety of industrial and medical applications. It is a type of aromatic hydrocarbon that is composed of two benzene rings connected by a single bond. It is a yellowish-brown solid that is insoluble in water.

Quinone is used in the production of plastics, dyes, and pharmaceuticals. It is also used as an antioxidant in food and cosmetics.

The toxic effects of quinone include skin and eye irritation, respiratory irritation, and gastrointestinal irritation. Long-term exposure to quinone can cause liver and kidney damage.

Associated brand names of quinone include:
  ▸  Benzoquinone
  ▸  Hydroquinone
  ▸  Phenolquinone
  ▸  Pyrocatecholquinone
  ▸  Resorcinolquinone
  ▸  Tetrachloroquinone

Synonyms
  • p-quinone
  • quinone
Classifications
  • quinone

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