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1-Amino-2-methylanthraquinone is a chemical compound that belongs to the class of organic compounds known as anthraquinones. Anthraquinones are compounds containing a three-ring structure of two benzene rings joined by a quinone. Substituents such as methyl groups and amino groups can be attached to this backbone.

Structure of 1-Amino-2-methylanthraquinone

Structure and Properties[edit | edit source]

1-Amino-2-methylanthraquinone is characterized by the presence of an amino group (-NH2) at the 1-position and a methyl group (-CH3) at the 2-position of the anthraquinone backbone. The molecular formula of 1-Amino-2-methylanthraquinone is C15H11NO2.

The compound is known for its bright red color and is used in the production of dyes and pigments. It is also used in biochemical research due to its ability to interact with various enzymes and proteins.

Synthesis[edit | edit source]

The synthesis of 1-Amino-2-methylanthraquinone involves the reaction of 2-methylanthraquinone with ammonia under high pressure and temperature. The reaction is typically carried out in a stainless steel reactor and requires several hours to complete.

Applications[edit | edit source]

1-Amino-2-methylanthraquinone is primarily used in the production of dyes and pigments due to its bright red color. These dyes and pigments are used in various industries including textiles, plastics, and paints.

In addition to its use in the production of dyes and pigments, 1-Amino-2-methylanthraquinone is also used in biochemical research. Its ability to interact with various enzymes and proteins makes it a useful tool in the study of these biological molecules.

Safety and Environmental Impact[edit | edit source]

Like many anthraquinones, 1-Amino-2-methylanthraquinone is considered to be a potential environmental hazard. It is not readily biodegradable and can accumulate in the environment, leading to potential harm to wildlife and ecosystems.

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