quinone

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Structure diagram of 1,4-benzoquinone (para-quinone)
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Etymology[edit]

quinic acid +‎ -one, since it is one of the compounds obtained upon oxidation of quinic acid.

Noun[edit]

quinone ‎(plural quinones)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any of a class of aromatic compounds having two carbonyl functional groups in the same six-membered ring.

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