Product Name : Menadione
IUPAC Name : 2-Methylnaphthalene-1,4-dione
CAS NO. : 58-27-5
Molar Mass: 172.18 g/mol
Chemical Formula : C11H8O2
Solubility in water: Insoluble
Appearance : Bright yellow crystals
Melting Point : 105 to 107 C
Boiling Point : 304.5 C
Density : 1.225g/cm3
SYNONYMS : Menaphthone; Vitamin K3; -Methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone; 2-Methyl-1,4-naphthodione; 2-Methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone
Description : Menadione is an organic compound with the chemical formula C11H8O2. It is an analog of 1,4-naphthoquinone with a methyl group in the 2-position. This compound is occasionally used as a nutritional supplement in animal feed because of its vitamin K activity.
Application : The primary known function of Menadione is to assist in the normal clotting of blood, but it may also play a role in normal bone calcification.