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2,7-Naphthalenediol is a reagent used in the preparation of monomers of high carbon materials. Also used in the synthesis of splitomicin analogues. Used as Starting material for the synthesis of sulfonic acids and divinylnaphthalenes. It is also used in making dyes, pigments, fluorescent whiteners, tanning agents, antioxidants, and antiseptics.
Jirakorn Thisayukta ; Yusuke Nakayama; Susumu Kawauchi; Hideo Takezoe; and Junji Watanabe. Distinct Formation of a Chiral Smectic Phase in Achiral Banana-Shaped Molecules with a Central Core Based on a 2,7-Dihydroxynaphthalene Unit. J. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, (31), 7441-7448.
R. Amaranatha Reddy & B. K. Sadashiva. Synthesis and mesomorphic properties of banana-shaped compounds derived from 2,7-dihydroxynaphthalene. Liq. Cryst. 2000, 27, (12), 1613-1623.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.