Agent Name

Chloranilic acid

CAS Number

87-88-7

Formula

C6-H2-Cl2-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,5-Dichloro-3,6-dihydroxy-p-benzoquinone; 2,5-Dihydroxy-3,6-dichlorobenzoquinone; p-Chloranilic acid; p-Quinone, 2,5-dichloro-3,6-dihydroxy-; 2,5-Cyclohexadiene-1,4-dione, 2,5-dichloro-3,6-dihydroxy-; 2,5-Dichloro-3,6-dihydroxybenzoquinone; p-Benzoquinone, 2,5-dichloro-3,6-dihydroxy-; [ChemIDplus] 2,5-Dichloro-3,6-dihydroxy-2,5-cyclohexadiene-1,4-dione; [Merck Index]

Category

Aromatic Ketones, Halogenated

Description

Red solid; [Merck Index] Orange powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Reacts with metal cations forming stable salts; Used in spectrophotometry; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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