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Title: Skatole
CAS Registry Number: 83-34-1
CAS Name: 3-Methyl-1H-indole
Molecular Formula: C9H9N
Molecular Weight: 131.17
Percent Composition: C 82.41%, H 6.92%, N 10.68%
Literature References: Constituent of feces, beetroot, nectandra wood, and coal tar. Obtained by fusing egg albumin with KOH. Toxicity data: Bin-Ichi, Tohoku J. Exp. Med. 25, 407 (1935).
Properties: White to brownish scales; fecal odor; mp 95°; bp 265-266°. Sol in hot water, alc, benzene, chloroform, ether. With potassium ferrocyanide and sulfuric acid it gives a violet color. MLD in frogs (mg/kg): 1000 s.c. (Bin-Ichi).
Melting point: mp 95°
Boiling point: bp 265-266°
Toxicity data: MLD in frogs (mg/kg): 1000 s.c. (Bin-Ichi)

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