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3-Methylindole

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
3-Methylindole, Skatole
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C9H9N
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
131.17
Beilstein:
111296
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

Quality Level

grade

analytical standard

assay

≥99.0% (GC)

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

bp

265-266 °C (lit.)

mp

92-97 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

SMILES string

Cc1c[nH]c2ccccc12

InChI

1S/C9H9N/c1-7-6-10-9-5-3-2-4-8(7)9/h2-6,10H,1H3

InChI key

ZFRKQXVRDFCRJG-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

3-Methylindole (3-MI), commonly found in wine, dairy products, and other foodstuffs, leads to an unpleasant fecal like odor in pig meat products. It is reported to be produced in the intestines of several species by the microbial degradation of tryptophan.

Application

3-Methylindole may be used as an analytical reference standard
for the quantification of the analyte in the following:
  • Faeces intestinal contents, and bacterial cultures using gas chromatography with nitrogen-phosphorus detector (GC-NPD).
  • Adipose tissue of pigs using reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography with UV detection (RP-HPLC-UV).
  • Pit mud and baijiu (SAB) samples using gas chromatography-olfactometry (GC–MS/O) and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC–MS).

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Environment

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 2

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

269.6 °F

Flash Point(C)

132 °C

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

High-performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of 3-methylindole (skatole) and indole in adipose tissue of pigs
Dehnhard M, et al.
Journal of Chromatography. B, Biomedical Sciences and Applications, 616(2), 205-209 (1993)
Gas chromatographic determination of indole and 3-methylindole (skatole) in bacterial culture media, intestinal contents and faeces
Jensen TM, et al.
Journal of Chromatography. B, Biomedical Sciences and Applications, 655(2), 275-280 (1994)
Characterization of 3-methylindole as a source of a ?mud?-like off-odor in strong-aroma types of base baijiu
Dong W, et al.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 66(48), 12765-12772 (2018)
Youngja H Park et al.
Malaria journal, 14, 122-122 (2015-04-19)
Current available malaria diagnostic methods each have some limitations to meet the need for real-time and large-scale screening of asymptomatic and low density malaria infection at community level. It was proposed that malaria parasite-specific low molecular-weight metabolites could be used
Akihiro Tai et al.
Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry, 78(10), 1723-1730 (2014-10-03)
The antioxidative properties of ascorbigen, one of the major indole-derived compounds of Brassica vegetables, were systematically evaluated using multiple assay systems with comparison to the well-known antioxidants ascorbic acid and Trolox. We first performed assays using model radicals, DPPH radical

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