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Parchem - Leading Supplier of Quinones and Quinone Derivatives

Oct 01, 2013

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Parchem – fine & specialty chemicals is a leading supplier of specialty quinone chemicals and derivatives such as 1,4-Benzoquinone. 1,4-Benzoquinone (CAS # 106-51-4) supplied by Parchem is a bright yellow crystalline solid that is slightly soluble in water and stable at room temperature. It is often used as a chemical intermediate for its oxidizing properties and ability to act as a dehydrogenation reagent in a wide variety of chemical syntheses.  1,4-Benzoquinone has been commercially produced for nearly 100 years, with the first 1,4-Benzoquinone being prepared as early as 1919 for use in organic synthesis.  The most common industrial production method to prepare 1,4-benzoquinone is by oxidizing hydroquinone with any number of oxidizing agents. 1,4-Benzoquinone is also known as para-quinone, para-benzoquinone, and by its formal IUPAC name cyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione.

Quinones are a class of oxidized organic aromatic chemicals that are derived from simpler aromatic compounds such as benzene and naphthalene. The unique functionality and versatility of 1,4-benzoquinone stems from is planar structure and balanced electron density.  Because the 1,4-Benzoquinone molecule is fully conjugated (meaning that every atom shares at least one double bond with a neighboring atom), the molecule is physically very flat; this allows its electrons move easily across the molecule to wherever they are attracted during reactions. 

Parchem – fine & specialty chemicals supplies 1,4-benzoquinone that used in a wide range of applications; 1,4-benzoquinone is often used as a chemical intermediate for the production of pharmaceuticals, as a fungicide, and as an oxidizing agent in chemical synthesis. Other uses include applications in photography and in petroleum products as a polymerization inhibitor.  1,4-Benzoquinone is also considered a biological pigment/dye that is found naturally in certain fungi and many different plant species. 

Parchem – fine & specialty chemicals is a leading supplier of all types of quinone chemicals and derivatives, especially 1,4-benzoquinone.

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