Crossword clues for naphthoquinone
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Naphthoquinone \Naph`tho*qui"none\, n. [Naphthalene + quinone.] (Chem.) A yellow crystalline substance, C10H6O2, analogous to quinone, obtained by oxidizing naphthalene with chromic acid.
n. (context organic compound English) Either of two isomers of polycyclic aromatic ketones derived from naphthalene.
n. a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the clotting of blood [syn: vitamin K, antihemorrhagic factor]
- 1,4-Naphthoquinone, of which the Vitamin K group compounds are derivatives
- 2,6-Naphthoquinone (amphi-naphthoquinone)
Naphthoquinones are also a class of natural phenolic compounds formed on a C6-C4 skeleton.