Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds

, Volume 14, Issue 11, pp 1211–1216 | Cite as

Transformation of indole in soil

  • A. K. Sheinkman
  • N. A. Klyuev
  • L. A. Rybenko
  • E. Kh. Dank


It was established that indole and 2-methylindole are converted in soil to stable compounds, which were isolated and identified by means of mass spectrometry (low-and high-resolution), IR, UV, and PMR spectroscopy, and by comparison with model samples. Under the influence of peroxide compounds in the soil, indole is converted to 2,2-di(3-indolyl)indoxyl and very small amounts of indoxylrot, indirubin, and indigo. Similarly, 2-methylindole is converted in soil to 2-methyl-2-(2-methyl-3-indolyl)-3-oxoindoline.


Spectroscopy Peroxide Mass Spectrometry Organic Chemistry Indole 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Sheinkman
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. A. Klyuev
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. A. Rybenko
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Kh. Dank
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Donetsk State UniversityDonetsk
  2. 2.Dnepropetrovsk Construction-Engineering InstituteDnepropetrovsk

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