When phenol is oxidized in acid solution by chlorine, tetrachlorquinone is obtained, a compound also obtainable from hydroquinone.
hydroquinone as a developer was introduced this year by Eder and Toth, but it did not make much progress at first.
hydroquinone was obtained by Caventou and Pelletier by heating quinic acid, but these chemists did not recognize its true nature.
By reaction with sodium sulphite it is converted into a hydroquinone sulphonate of deep purple colour.
When hydrolyzed by mineral acids or emulsin, it yields glucose and hydroquinone.
hydroquinone hy·dro·qui·none (hī'drō-kwĭ-nōn', -kwĭn'ōn')
A white crystalline compound used as an antioxidant, a stabilizer, and a reagent. Also called hydroquinol.