Short Description:

Indole is an aromatic heterocyclic organic compound, which has a double ring structure, including a six membered benzene ring and a five membered nitrogen-containing pyrrole ring, so it is also called benzopyrrole.

Indole is an important organic raw material and fine chemical product. Its homologues and derivatives widely exist in nature, mainly in natural flower oil. It can be widely used to make jasmine, lilac, orange blossom, gardenia, honeysuckle and other flower essence. It is also often used with methyl indole to prepare artificial civet fragrance. A very small amount can be used in essence such as chocolate, strawberry, coffee, nuts, cheese, grapes and fruit flavoring compounds. Indole structures can be found in many organic compounds, such as tryptophan, an essential amino acid of animals, and tryptophan containing proteins. Indole structures are also found in plant auxin (indole-3-acetic acid), indomethacin (indomethacin), vasodilator propranolol, alkaloids and pigments. Indole alkaloids are natural alkaloids widely existing in nature and have antibacterial and It has a wide range of biological activities, such as anti-tumor and anti-virus.

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Indole is composed of indigo (indigo dye) and oleum (fuming sulfuric acid), because indole was first prepared by mixing indigo and fuming sulfuric acid. It is mainly used as raw material for medicine, pesticide, plant growth hormone, amino acid and dye. Indole itself is also a kind of perfume, which is commonly used in the formulation of daily essence such as jasmine, lilac, lotus and orchid, and the dosage is generally a few thousandths.

Product Info

Cas No. :120-72-9

Purity :≥98%

Formula :C8H7N

Formula Wt. :117.15

Chemical Name :Indole

Synonym: FEMA 2593; INDOLE; BENZO(B)PYRROLE; 1-Azaindene; IndoleGr; 2,3-Benzopyrrole,OrBenzazole,Indole; INDOLE CRYSTALLINE GR; Indole-15N

Melting Point :52 ° C

Boiling Point :253°C

Solubility  : Soluble in water (About 3560 mg / L.)

Appearance :white crystal

Odor :fecal odor, floral in high dilution

Shipping and Storage

Storage conditions Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Keep away from heat and sources of ignition. Keep locked up or in an area accessible only to qualified or authorized persons.

Storage stability Recommended storage temperature 2 - 8 °C.

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