A 8 – hydroxyquinoline heterocyclic quinoline derivative. Organic compound, with a placement of an OH-group on carbon number 8.
This light yellow compound is widely used commercially, although under a variety of names. The complexes as well as the heterocycle itself exhibit antiseptic, disinfectant, and pesticide properties, functioning as a transcription inhibitor. Its solution in alcohol is used as liquid bandages. It once was of interest as an anti-cancer drug. The result of the reaction of 8 – hydroxyquinoline and aluminium is Alq3, which is a common component of organic light-emitting diodes. The roots of the invasive plant Centaurea diffusa release 8-hydroxyquinoline, which has a negative effect on plants that have not co-evolved with it. Hydroxyquinoline was used as a stabilizer of hydrogen peroxide.
Chemical formula: C9H7NO
Molar mass: 145.16 g/mol
Appearance: white chtistal pins
Density: 1.034 g/cm3
Melting point: 76 °C
Boiling point: 276 °C
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