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Title: Lawsone
CAS Registry Number: 83-72-7
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxy-1,4-naphthalenedione
Additional Names: 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone
Molecular Formula: C10H6O3
Molecular Weight: 174.15
Percent Composition: C 68.97%, H 3.47%, O 27.56%
Literature References: From leaves of Lawsonia inermis L. and L. alba Lam., Lythraceae: Latif, Indian J. Agric. Sci. 29, No. 2-3, 147 (1959), C.A. 55, 14828g (1961). Synthesis: Fieser, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 70, 3165 (1948); Jain, Seshadri, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. 35A, 233 (1952); Eistert, Müller, Ber. 92, 2071 (1959).
Properties: Yellow prisms from acetic acid, dec 195-196°.
Therap-Cat: Ultraviolet screen.
Keywords: Ultraviolet Screen.

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