ArticlesScientific Apparatus and Laboratory Methods

METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF INDOLE

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Science  24 Aug 1945:
Vol. 102, Issue 2643, pp. 204-206
DOI: 10.1126/science.102.2643.204

Abstract

A simple and sensitive method for the detection of indole in cultures, urine, sewage, etc., is presented. The indole is extracted with chloroform and is then treated with a modified Ehrlich reagent. The possibility of use for the detection of water pollution is indicated.