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Phylloquinone



Phylloquinone
IUPAC name 2-methyl-3- (3,7,11,15-tetramethylhexadec-2-enyl) naphthalene-1,4-dione
Identifiers
CAS number
PubChem 4812
SMILES CC1=C(C(=O)C2=CC=CC=C2C1=O) CC=C(C)CCCC(C)CCCC(C)CCCC(C)C
Properties
Molecular formula C31H46O2
Molar mass 450.69574
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references

Phylloquinone is a polycyclic aromatic ketone, based on 2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone, with a 3-phytyl substituents. It is often called vitamin K1.

Additional recommended knowledge

It is a fat-soluble vitamin that is stable to air and moisture but decomposes in sunlight. It is found naturally in a wide variety of green plants.

Phylloquinone is also an antidote for coumatetralyl.

A stereoisomer of phylloquinone is called vitamin k1 (note the difference in capitalization).

See also


 
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