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Acenaphthenequinone is used in the preparation of acetylcholinesterase inhibitory agents. It is also used in the preparation of turn-on sensors for cysteine/homocysteine and its application in bioimaging. Further, it is used as an intermediate in manufacturing of dyes and pharmaceuticals. In addition to this, it is used in chemical research as a drug and therapeutic agent.
Starting material for a three-step synthesis of corannulene: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 119, 10963 (1997), and also of a new C32H12 bowl-shaped aromatic hydrocarbon: Tetrahedron Lett., 38, 741 (1997).
Lin, Y.; Fu, Z.; Shen, T.; Che, F.; Song, Q. Efficient Protocol for the Synthesis of Novel Spiro[acenaphthylene-1,2'-pyrrolidin]-2-one Compounds. Synth. Commun. 2015, 45 (19), 2188-2194.
Batanero, B.; Ramirez-Moreno, M.; Barba, F. Electroinduced Carbene Formation in the Cathodic Reduction of 1,2-Dicarbonyl Compounds via Electron-Transfer to the Solvent. Electrochim. Acta 2015, 167, 207-212.
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-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