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Synonyms 2,3-Dimethoxy-1,4-naphthoquinone; 2,3-diOMe-1,4-NQ
Product Type Chemical


MW 218.2
CAS 6956-96-3
Purity Chemicals ≥99% (NMR)
Appearance Yellow crystalline solid.
Solubility Soluble in DMSO or methanol.
Identity Determined by 1H-NMR.
Smiles COC1=C(OC)C(=O)C2=C(C=CC=C2)C1=O
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Short Term Storage +4°C
Long Term Storage -20°C
Handling Advice Protect from light and moisture.
Use/Stability Stable for at least 2 years after receipt when stored at -20°C.
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  • Cell permeable, non-alkylating, non-thiol, adduct-forming, redox cycling quinone.
  • Intracellular superoxide anion formation/ROS generation inducer.
  • Anticancer agent. Shown to induce cell proliferation, apoptosis, necrosis and necroptosis in vitro, dependent on concentration, time, temperature and cell type.
  • Valuable tool for the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in order to study the role of ROS in cell toxicity, apoptosis and necrosis.
  • Useful as reference compound in characterizing the effects of oxidative stress. Can be used to eliminate any mechanistic ambiguity involving redox cycling quinoids as the source of reactive oxidant species/oxidative stress in biological studies.
Product References
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  11. Superoxide targets calcineurin signaling in vascular endothelium: D. Namgaladze, et al.; BBRC 334, 1061 (2005)
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