leuco compounds [obsolete]

Dihydroxy polycyclic @A00441@ compounds which on @O04362@ form polycyclic quinone dyes (intermediates in vat dyeing). Use of this class name, which is more or less parochial to the technology of dyes, is not endorsed.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1347 [Terms] [Paper]