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Executive standard: Q/YTY001-2014
CAS NO. 84-54-8
English name: 2-Methyl anthraquinone
Abbreviation: 2-MAQ

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Executive standard: Q/YTY001-2014
English name: 2-Methyl anthraquinone
Abbreviation: 2-MAQ
CAS RN: 84-54-8
1. Physical and chemical properties:
1.1 Molecular formula:C15H10O2
1.2 Molecular weight:222.24g/mol
1.3 EINECS NO: 201-539-6
1.4 Structure formula:
2. Technique Indexes

Item Index
1st grade 2nd grade 3rd grade
Purity, % 99 98 95-96
Appearance Yellow powder

3. Application: 2-alkyl anthraquinone is of great industrial value, not only as a chemical intermediate for the synthesis of dark high-quality dyes, but also as an efficient pulping additive in the papermaking process. It is also widely used in medicine and pesticides, etc. Among the 2-alkyl anthraquinone, 2-methyl anthraquinone and 2-ethyl anthraquinone are the most common, and 2-alkyl anthraquinone can be modified according to different needs to synthesize the target compound.

In terms of dyes, 2-methylanthraquinone is chlorinated or nitrated first, and then a wide variety of anthraquinone dyes can be synthesized. Statistics show that there are as many as hundreds of anthraquinone dyes.

In the papermaking process, 2-methylanthraquinone is a very efficient additive that can penetrate into the interior of the wood chip and be reduced to  2-methylanthrahydroquinone, which is unstable and easily oxidized, where the redox cycle in the process, the components in the wood chips are oxidized, which aggravates the reaction and improves the efficiency of pulping.

In medicine, alkylanthraquinones also have very significant medicinal value. According to continuous research at this stage, the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and tumor-killing effects of anthraquinone compounds have been continuously explored, and some of them have been applied to actual disease fighting work.

Use: 1)Used for the production of advanced dyes and intermediates; 2)Used as a pharmaceutical intermediate, and a photosensitizer for organic synthetic materials, synthetic dyes, and photosensitive resins; 3)2-Methylanthraquinone is also used in smog dyes; 4)2-Methylanthraquinone may be used in the preparation of potential bioreducible anthraquinone derivatives.

4. Safety instructions: The barrels should be sealed with nitrogen; Avoid heat and sun-baked; The shelf life is 12 months after manufactured date; It is still available if the retest results of the properties are qualified after expired date.

5. Packing: Net weight 20kg per bag , cardboard barrel outside.

6. Storage: Stored in a cool and ventilated place.

7. Transportation: Keep upright when transported. Avoid violent collision andsun-baked. Do not mixed with strong oxidizer.


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