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Subject - Organic Chemistry

Quinone is the frequently used trivial name of 1,4-benzoquinone, the product of oxidation of 1,4-dihydroxybenzene (hydroquinone). Quinone and hydroquinone can form quinhydron, a so-called charge-transfer complex via hydogen bonds.

Hydroquinone and quinone

Quinones as a compound class are oxidation products of phenols.

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Aromatisation of Six-Membered RingsLevel 220 min.

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This learning unit demonstrates various methods to aromatise six-membered rings, e.g. catalytic dehydrogenation and the aromatisation with sulfur and quinone.