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|Use|| Polymerization regulator for rubber and polyester resins; synthesis of dyes and
CHEM INT FOR DICHLONE, A FUNGICIDE (NON-US USE)
CHEM INT FOR DITHIANON, A FUNGICIDE (NON-US USE)
CHEM INTERMED FOR ANTHRAQUINONE (POSSIBLE USE)
|Apparent Color|| YELLOW TRICLINIC NEEDLES FROM ALCOHOL OR PETROLEUM ETHER;
YELLOW POWDER; Yellow crystals
|Odor|| Pungent odor; ODOR LIKE THAT OF BENZOQUINONE
|Melting Point|| 126 DEG C
|Molecular Weight|| 158.15
|Environmental Impact|| 1,4-Naphthoquinone may be released into the environment through its use as a chemical
intermediate in the production of dyes and pharmaceuticals and by its use as an algicide and
fungicide. In the environment it will probably biodegrade fairly moderately in soil and may
degrade in surface water. Its fate in ground water is unknown. Being related to vitamin K,
(vitamin K1 and K2 are alkylated derivatives of 1,4-naphthoquinone), it is apt to be metabolized
as is vitamin K. It is expected to have moderate absorption to soil and sediment and not
bioconcentrate in fish.
|Environmental Fate|| TERRESTRIAL FATE: If released on soil 1,4-naphthoquinone would be expected to
biodegrade fairly rapidly. It would have moderate adsorption to soil and evaporate from the soil
AQUATIC FATE: The fate of 1,4-naphthoquinone in water is unknown. It might be expected to
biodegrade (see also BIOD), adsorb moderately to sediment and volatilize slowly from water, but
there are no experimental data.
ATMOSPHERIC FATE: The fate of 1,4-naphthoquinone in the atmosphere is unknown.
Although it absorbs light in the visible region of the spectrum, it is not known whether it