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|Molar mass||164.20408 g/mol|
|Melting point||109 - 114 °C|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Duroquinone is the organic compound with the formula C4(CH3)4O2. It is related to 1,4-benzoquinone by replacement of four H centres with methyl (Me) groups. The C10O2 core of this molecule is planar with two pairs of C=O and C=C bonds.
The compound is produced via nitration of durene (1,2,4,5-tetramethylbenzene) followed reduction to the diamine and then oxidation.
A derived organoiron compound (η2,η2-C4(CH3)4O2)Fe(CO)3 is obtained by the carbonylation of 2-butyne in the presence of iron pentacarbonyl.
The molecule has been mentioned in the popular press as a component of a "nano brain".