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2,6-Dimethyl-p-benzoquinone is used as organic intermediates.
T.N. Misra and Paras N. Prasad. Phonon spectroscopy of photochemical reactions in organic solids: Photodimerization of 2,6-dimethyl-p-benzoquinone. Chemical Physics Letters.1982, 85, 381-386.
Reacts preferentially with Grignard reagents at the less hindered carbonyl group, but with alkyllithiums at the more hindered site: J. Org. Chem., 46, 3369 (1981).
Diels-Alder dienophile in synthesis of taxane AB ring system: Tetrahedron Lett., 33, 1443 (1992). The regioselectivity of Diels Alder reactions has been controlled by the use of ß-cyclodextrin: J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 971 (1995):
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335-H500
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May form combustible dust concentrations in air
Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant