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1. A white crystalline compound, C8H7N, obtained from coal tar or various plants and produced by the bacterial decomposition of tryptophan in the intestine. It is used in perfumes and as a reagent.
2. Any of various derivatives of this compound.


(ˈɪndəʊl) or


(Elements & Compounds) a white or yellowish crystalline heterocyclic compound extracted from coal tar and used in perfumery, medicine, and as a flavouring agent; 1-benzopyrrole. Formula: C8H7N
[C19: from ind(igo) + -ole1]


(ˈɪn doʊl)

a colorless to yellowish solid, C8H7N, that has a low melting point and a fecal odor, is obtained from coal tar or from animal feces, and is used in perfumery and as a reagent.
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1 Application of Pd-Catalyzed Annulation to the Synthesis of the Indole Acetic Acid.
The proposal aims at addressing the collective syntheses of a series of bioactive indole alkaloids (strictamine, aspidophylline A and alsmaphorazine C) from a common intermediate.
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Add fresh steamed spinach with almonds or a mixture of cauliflower and broccoli or glazed carrots with lemon slices -- all of which not only add color to the table, but antioxidants such as beta-carotenoids, Vitamins A and C, indole bi-carbinols, tannins and fiber.
Indeed, their studies showed, chemicals that posses a structure known as an indole ring -- including the essential amino acids L-tryptophan and L-proline -- provide "a more specific means of lowering the formation of mutagens" than had the antioxidants.
On day three, we found indole and putrescine, the main compounds that we were trying to detect," Jones says.
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