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2,6-Dihydroxynaphthalene is used in the preparation of 1,5-dichloro-2,6-diethynylnaphthalenes. It is used to produce convulsions in mice. It exhibits antiproliferative activity towards certain cells. It is also employed in the preparation of the first-generation rotaxane dendrimer. Further, it is used in the production of several dyes, pigments, fluorescent whiteners, tanning agents, antioxidants and antiseptics. In addition to this, it is converted into amines, esters, ethers and carboxylic derivatives.
Shankar, K.; Kirillov, A. M.; Baruah, J. B. A modular approach for molecular recognition by zinc dipicolinate complexes. Dalton Trans. 2015, 44 (32), 14411-14423.
Zhou, T. Y.; Qi, Q. Y.; Zhang, Y.; Xu, X. N.; Zhao, X. A thermally stable pH-responsive supramolecular buckle based on the encapsulation of 4-(4-aminophenyl)-N-methylpyridinium by cucurbituril. Org. Chem. Front. 2015, 2 (9), 1030-1034.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+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. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant