However, this substance is derived from 9,10-anthraquinone (Fig.
3: Structural formula of A) 9,10-anthraquinone and B) 9,10-diethoxyanthracene
Our research group has isolated several 9,10-anthraquinone
aglycones (AQs) from a phototoxic plant popularly known as "cegadera", name that alludes to one of the toxic effects produced in cattle that feeds on it (Nunez Montoya et al., 2003).
The major product for photodegradation of Anthracene is 9,10-Anthraquinone. Anthraquinone is characterized by GC-MS (2010-SHIMADZU).
During the photocatalytic degradation experiments with Anthracene only 9,10-Anthraquinone was detected as an intermediate, in agreement with Theurich et al.
Studies carried out earlier already established the fact that the 9,10-anthraquinone unit of anthracyclines binds to DNA by intercalation owing to its planar hydrophobic structure [40, 41] and that doxorubicin hydrochloride-DNA adduct was not electroactive [11, 34].
Li, "Electrochemical studies of the interaction of 9,10-anthraquinone with DNA," Microchemical Journal, vol.
1) having the similar structure to emodin but without a ketone group revealed poor restraining effect and 9,10-anthraquinone
Mutagenesis by 9,10-anthraquinone
derivatives and related compounds in Salmonella typhimurium.