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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).
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