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2,6-Di-tert-butyl-1,4-benzoquinone was used as an antioxidant to study the elimination rate of micro pollutant from storm and waste water. It was also used as a metabolite of butylated hydroxytoluene. It is used as a treatment agent to improve germination and plant health.
Niklas Janzen; Stefan Banzhaf; Traugott Scheytt; Kai Bester; Niklas Janzen; Stefan Banzhaf; Traugott Scheytt; Kai Bester. Vertical flow soil filter for the elimination of micro pollutants from storm and waste water. Chemosphere. 2009, 77, (10),1358-1365
K.W.Singletary; J.M.Nelshoppen; S.Scardefield; M.Wallig. Inhibition by butylated hydroxytoluene and its oxidative metabolites of DMBA-induced mammary tumorigenesis and of mammary DMBA-DNA adduct formation in vivo in the female rat. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 1992, 30, (6),455-465
Benzylamines react at the 4-position with aromatization of the quinone ring. The resulting imines can be oxidized, in the presence of oxygen and base, to the corresponding benzamides, thus providing an amine to amide conversion, an otherwise difficult transformation: J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 970 (1979).
Hazard Statements: H315-H319
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P280-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.