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  • 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)
  • quinones
  • 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)
  • reaction
  • This reaction is typically carried out using pressurized oxygen as the oxidizer, and can be done instead with methyl nitrite in solution, but benzoquinone can sometimes be preferential, as it does not require the handling of gases, making it easy to measure out by mass. 1,4-Benzoquinone is used in the synthesis of Bromadol and related analogs. (wikipedia.org)
  • I found nothing on any possible reaction between acetone and p-benzoquinone with SciFinder. (sciencemadness.org)
  • several
  • 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)