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5-Hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone is used as a natural dye in cloth, fabrics, wool and ink. It is a coloring agent for food and cosmetics. It is involved in the synthesis of poly(hydroxyl-1,4-naphthoquinone) stabilized gold nanoparticles (AuNQ NPs), which is used for nonenzymatic electrochemical detection of glucose.
Li, D.; Cheng, L.; Jin, B. Investigation on PCET-accompanied Dimerization of 5-hydroxy-1, 4-naphthoquinone in the Process of Electrochemical Reduction by In Situ FT-IR Spectroelectrochemistry and Density Functional Calculation. Electrochim. Acta 2014, 130, 387-396.
Peng, X.; Nie, Y.; Wu, J.; Huang, Q.; Cheng, Y. Juglone prevents metabolic endotoxemia-induced hepatitis and neuroinflammation via suppressing TLR4/NF-κB signaling pathway in high-fat diet rats. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2015, 462 (3), 245-250.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H301-H315-H319-H335
Toxic if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.