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Indole

Indole is a bicyclic heteroaromatic compound.

Chemical Formula: C8H7N
Other names: 2,3-Benzopyrrole
Layman's explanation: Indole is a heteroaromatic compound obtained from the distillate of coal tar. It is crystalline and melts at around 52 degrees Celsius. Interestingly, in the pure concentrated form, this chemical has a bad odor. However, once diluted in a solvent, it has a pleasant odor. As a result, indole is sometimes used in perfumes and oils. Various derivatives can be found in the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industry. For example, indoleacetic acid is used as a plant growth regulator, and indomethacin serves as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Keywords: indomethacin, perfumes, indoleacetic acid, coal tar

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