Indole-3-carbonitrile is used as a synthesis reagent for preparation of 4-substituted β-lactams, biologically active indoles, inhibitors of glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3), indole fragments as inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH) inhibitors and HIV-1 integrase inhibitors. It is also used as a reactant for intramolecular oxidative C-H coupling reactions with applications in medium-ring synthesis techniques and for preparation of tryptophan dioxygenase inhibitors pyridyl-ethenyl-indoles as potential anticancer immunomodulators.
Insoluble in water.
Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers. Incompatible with oxidizing agents. It is sensitive to light.
|177° to 182°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Harmful if swallowed.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.