• Organic Chemistry
  • International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, volume 2, issue 9 ISSN 2250-3153 Semmingsen, Dag "The crystal and molecular structure of 2,5-dihydroxy-1,4-benzoquinone at -162°C" Acta Chemica Scandinavica, Series B: Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 1977, volume B31, 11-14. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rosenau, Thomas "Chemistry of 2,5-dihydroxy-[1,benzoquinone, a key chromophore in aged cellulosics" Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry 2013, volume 10, pp. 309-315. (wikipedia.org)
  • Journal
  • Trotter, James "Crystal and molecular structure of o-benzoquinone" Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2: 1973, pp. 476-80. (wikipedia.org)
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  • I would guess the reason why this apparently does not happen is because benzoquinone is unlikely to be stable toward the strong bases required for the enolization of acetone (such as hydroxides which can react with quinones themselves). (sciencemadness.org)
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  • Note that a recent improvement has been discussed which involves stirring the PdCl 2 in the solvent (MeOH in this case) for several hours before adding the water and benzoquinone. (erowid.org)