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Hydroxyquinones: Synthesis and Reactivity

Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry Department, University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54006, Greece
Molecules 2000, 5(12), 1291-1330;
Received: 30 June 2000 / Revised: 1 October 2000 / Accepted: 6 October 2000 / Published: 20 December 2000
Quinones having hydroxy groups directly attached to the quinone ring constitute a very interesting class of quinoid compounds. A great number of hydroxyquinones are found in nature and the majority of them exhibit unique biological activity. Their syntheses and their main reactivity patterns are reviewed in this paper. View Full-Text
Keywords: Hydroxyquinones; biological activity; natural products Hydroxyquinones; biological activity; natural products
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Spyroudis, S. Hydroxyquinones: Synthesis and Reactivity. Molecules 2000, 5, 1291-1330.

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