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CAS number 481-42-5 N
PubChem 10205
ChemSpider 9790 YesY
KEGG C10387 YesY
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Molecular formula C11H8O3
Molar mass 188.17942 g/mol
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Plumbagin or 5-hydroxy-2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone is an organic compound with the chemical formula . It is regarded as a toxin[1] and it is genotoxic[2] and mutagenic.[3]

Plumbagin is a yellow dye,[1] formally derived from naphthoquinone.

It is named after the plant genus Plumbago, from which it was originally isolated.[4] It is also commonly found in the carnivorous plant genera Drosera and Nepenthes.[5][6] It is also a component of the black walnut drupe (Juglans nigra).

Pharmacologic properties

The following properties were described in various cellular and animal models:


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