Definition of Skatole

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) A mildly toxic white crystalline organic compound of the indole family, occurring naturally in faeces and coal tar. ¹



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Definition of Skatole

1. a chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Skatole

1. Chemical name: 1H-Indole, 3-methyl- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skatole

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skatole (current term)
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Literary usage of Skatole

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1. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen, Henry Leffmann (1896)
"The pi crate is precipitated in red needles on mixing hot aqueous solutions of skatole and picric acid. When sodium nitrite is added to a solution of ..."

2. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1896)
"The pi crate is precipitated in red needles on mixing hot aqueous solutions of skatole and picric acid. When sodium nitrite is added to a solution of ..."

3. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1908)
"Contrary to the general impression skatole is not always found in tie contents of ... In some types of intestinal putrefaction skatole is markedly increased ..."

4. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederick Holleman, Andrew Jamieson Walker, Owen E. Mott (1907)
"... or skatole, . NH ' " .C-CH, is present in faeces, and occasions the unpleasant odour. It is also found in a species of wood grown in India, ..."

5. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederick Holleman (1903)
"XH fl-Methylindole, or skatole, C,H4<^ ^CH, is present in faeces. ... skatole is characterized by its disagreeable odour. ..."

6. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1913)
"Indole mixed with a few drops of a 5% solution of formaldehyde and strong sulphuric acid yields a violet colour; skatole gives a yellowish-brown. ..."

7. The Chemical Constitution of the Proteins by Robert Henry Aders Plimmer (1908)
"The constitution of indole and skatole had been proved by synthesis, but that of the other two compounds had not been determined, ..."

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