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Title: Geranylhydroquinone
CAS Registry Number: 10457-66-6
CAS Name: 2-[(2E)-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl]-1,4-benzenediol
Additional Names: trans-(3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl)hydroquinone; trans-1,4-dihydroxy-2-(3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl)benzene; geranyl-1,4-benzenediol; geroquinol
Trademarks: Béradia
Molecular Formula: C16H22O2
Molecular Weight: 246.34
Percent Composition: C 78.01%, H 9.00%, O 12.99%
Literature References: Prepn and use: Baranger, FR M2694 (1964), C.A. 61, 15940e (1964). Radioprotective activity: G. Rudali, C.R. Seances Soc. Biol. Ses Fil. 160, 1365 (1966). Effects on cancers in mice: G. Rudali, L. Menetrier, Therapie 22, 895 (1967). Discovery as a potent contact allergen from trichomes of Phacelia crenulata var. funerea J. Voss, Hydrophyllaceae: G. Reynolds, E. Rodriguez, Phytochemistry 18, 1567 (1979).
Properties: Colorless needles from n-hexane/ethyl acetate, mp 61-62°, H. Inouye et al., Ber. 101, 4057 (1968).
Melting point: mp 61-62°, H. Inouye et al., Ber. 101, 4057 (1968)
Use: Exptly as a radioprotective agent.

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