2-Methylindole Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

2-Methylindole Properties


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2-Methylindole is a mildly toxic and slightly flammable organic compound. It is used as an intermediate for synthesizing dyes, pigments, optical brighteners, and pharmaceuticals.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Yellow To Reddish-Purple Or Brown Crystals
Boiling Point 272 oC
CAS Number 95-20-5
Density 1.11 g/cm3
EINECS Number 202-398-3
HS Code 29339990
IUPAC Name 2-Methyl-1H-Indole
InChI 1S/C9H9N/c1-7-6-8-4-2-3-5-9(8)10-7/h2-6,10H,1H3
Melting Point 57-59 oC
Molar Mass 131.18 g/mol
Molecular Formula C9H9N
NFPA 704 H-2,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number NM0345000
Refractive 1.654 n/D
Synonyms Indole, 2-Methyl-;2-Methyl Indole 98+%;2-Methyl-1H-indole;Indole, 2-Methyl- (8ci);2-Methyl-1H-Indole;1H-Indole, 2-Methyl-;Methylketol;2-Methyl-Indol