skatole

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skatole

 [skat´ōl]
a compound formed in the putrefaction of proteins which contributes to the characteristic odor of the feces.

skat·ole

(skat'ōl),
3-Methyl-1H-indole, formed in the intestine by the bacterial decomposition of l-tryptophan and found in fecal matter, to which it imparts its characteristic odor.

skatole

(skăt′ōl, -ôl) also

skatol

(-ôl, -ōl, -ŏl)
n.
A white crystalline organic compound, C9H9N, with a strong fecal odor, found naturally in feces, civet, coal tar, and certain plants or produced synthetically, used as a fixative in the manufacture of perfume.

skat·ole

(skat'ōl)
An indole derivative formed in the intestine by bacterial decomposition and found in fecal matter, to which it imparts its characteristic odor.
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Specific dehydrogenation of 3-methylindole and epoxidation of naphthalene by recombinant human CYP2F1 expressed in lymphoblastoid cells.
Regio-specific bromination of 3-methylindoles with NBS and its application to the concise synthesis of optically active unusual tryptophans present in marine cyclic peptides.
Skatole (3-methylindole) is one of the most malodorous compounds identified in swine feces and is also an off-flavor component of pig meat (Strathe et al., 2013).
Ammonia and hydrogen sulfide ([H.sub.2]S) are routinely measured, and 3-methylindole (skatole), a byproduct of tryptophan degradation, also increases fecal odor.

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