Naphthoquinone is a yellow or brownish green powder which belongs to the organic group and is derived from naphthalene. This compound is insoluble in water with slightly solubility in petroleum ether which further in polar organic solvents. It gives a reddish brown when mixes with alkaline solution and can be used as a potential inhibitor of monoamine oxidase.Naphthoquinone is stable in normal storing condition and becomes incompatible with strong reducing and strongoxidizing agents. Its chemical formula is C10H6O2 with a molecular weight of 158.15 grams per mol. It is acutely toxic which may cause side effects like ski, eye and respiratory tract irritation.
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