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Diospyrol is present in Diospyros mollis which is used to make black dye. What is the chemistry and structure of this black dye?

enter image description here Diospyrol image from here

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    $\begingroup$ Two possibilities occur to me. Firstly oxidation of one or more phenols to quinones, secondly radical-mediated aryl-aryl coupling. Or both. $\endgroup$
    – Waylander
    Sep 21 at 11:34
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    $\begingroup$ The black color suggests at least some degree of polymerization, likely via the radical mediated coupling mentioned above. Probably a mess of reactions going on that produces no specific single final structure $\endgroup$
    – Andrew
    Sep 21 at 15:35

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