Agent Name

Sodium beta-naphthoquinone-4-sulfonate

CAS Number

521-24-4

Formula

C10-H6-O5-S.Na

Major Category

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Synonyms

1,2-Naphthoquinone-4-sulfonic acid sodium salt; beta-Naphthoquinone-4-sulfonate sodium salt; Sodium 1,2-naphthoquinone-4-sulfonate; Sodium 3,4-dihydro-3,4-dioxo-1-naphthalenesulfonate; 1-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 3,4-dihydro-3,4-dioxo-, sodium salt; Sodium 3,4-dioxonaphthalene-1-sulphonate; [ChemIDplus] 3,4-Dihydro-3,4-dioxo-1-naphthalenesulfonic acid sodium salt (1:1); beta-Naphthoquinone-4-sulfonic acid sodium salt; [Merck Index]

Category

Naphthalenes

Description

Yellow solid; [Merck Index] Orange to dark orange powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used for the colorimetric determination of amino acids and amines; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes changes in kidney weight in 6-day intermittent oral studies of rats; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "1,2-Naphthoquinone" and "1,4-Naphthoquinone."

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