Indoxyl

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Indoxyl
Skeletal formula
Ball-and-stick model
Names
IUPAC name
1H-Indol-3-ol
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.216.308
KEGG
Properties
C8H7NO
Molar mass 133.14728
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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In chemistry, indoxyl is a nitrogenous substance with the chemical formula: C8H7NO.[1][2] Indoxyl is isomeric with oxindol and is obtained as an oily liquid.

Indoxyl is obtained from indican, which is a glycoside. The hydrolysis of indican yields β-D-glucose and indoxyl.

Indigo dye is a product of the reaction of indoxyl by a mild oxidizing agent such as atmospheric oxygen.

Indoxyl can be found in urine and is titrated with Obermayer's reagent. Obermayer's reagent is a dilute solution FeCl3 in hydrochloric acid.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katritzky, A. R.; Pozharskii, A. F. (2000). Handbook of Heterocyclic Chemistry (2nd ed.). Academic Press. ISBN 0080429882. 
  2. ^ Clayden, J.; Greeves, N.; Warren, S.; Wothers, P. (2001). Organic Chemistry. Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850346-6. 
  3. ^ Lide, David (1998). CRC - Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. CRC press LLC. pp. Section 8 page 3. ISBN 0-8493-0479-2.