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Reaction Of Keto Isomer Indoxyl With O2, Forming Indigo.

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#1 ToxicTed

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 03:04 PM

What type of reaction occurs when the keto isomer of indoxyl reacts with O2 to form Indigo?

 

Addition, Substitution, Oxidation, or Reduction?

 

Aren't the hydrogens being removed from indoxyl, forming H2O and making this an Oxidation reaction?



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Posted 01 June 2017 - 04:18 PM

What type of reaction occurs when the keto isomer of indoxyl reacts with O2 to form Indigo?

 

Addition, Substitution, Oxidation, or Reduction?

 

Aren't the hydrogens being removed from indoxyl, forming H2O and making this an Oxidation reaction?

Homework? 

 

Looks to me (having googled it) that indeed one loses 4 H atoms, for each pair of indoxyl units, to make one indigo molecule.  





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