Dimerization of 2,5-dihydroxybenzoquinones in water

Fumiyuki Kiuchi, Hiromi Takashima, Yoshisuke Tsuda

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2,5-Dihydroxybenzoquinones, when heated in water, react to form different types of compounds through dimerization. The features of this unique reaction were clarified using a model compound, 2,5-dihydroxy-3- methyl-benzoquinone. The structures of the products were established by X- ray analysis and spectroscopic means.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129-1234
Number of pages106
JournalChemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • 1,4- dibenzofurandione
  • 2,5-dihyroxybenzoquinone
  • Dimerization
  • Furanylidene benzofuranone
  • X-ray analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Drug Discovery


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