The base structure of the colorant in many natural red dyes. Many of these colorants have also been made synthetically. Some examples of hydroxyanthraquinones are:
-alizarin - 1,2-dihydroxyanthraquinone.
-purpurin - 1,2,4-trihydroxyanthraquinone.
-pseudopurpurin - 1,2,4-trihydroxyanthraquinone-3-carboxylic acid.
-munjistin - 1,3-dihydroxyanthraquinone-2-carboxylic acid.
-morindone - 1,5,6-trihydroxy-2-methylanthraquinone.
-xanthopurpurin - 1,3-hydroxyanthraquinone.
-anthragallol - 1,2,3-trihydroxyanthraquinone.
-rubiadin - 1,3-hydroxy-2-methylanthraquinone.
Synonyms and Related Terms
hidroxi antraquinona (Esp.); hydroxyanthraquinone (Fr.); hidroxiantraquinona (Port.)
H.Schweppe, J.Winter, "Madder and Alizarin", Artists Pigments, Volume 3, E. West FitzHugh (ed.), Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1997.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Oxford University Press, Oxford, Vol. 3, 1997 Comment: H.Schweppe, J.Winter, "Madder and Alizarin",