Fragrance raw material

Indole *ADR*

 6,95 incl. VAT  5,74excl. VAT


Indole is an aromachemical for use in perfume, cosmetics and air fresheners, for example.


Please read all information below and the general product information before purchasing. Not intended for use in food, vape liquids or other internal use. Intended to be mixed with other fragrances: on its own the scent can be dull or even unpleasant. Do not use undiluted on the skin: it is a raw material, not a finished product. Will be shipped as dangerous in transport (ADR), therefore returning is probably not possible.


Indole has a strong odor reminiscent of very bad breath, some aspects of poop and certain chemicals. The smell is very strong, so making a dilution of, for example, 10% or even 1% can be useful. DPG and TEC are suitable solvents for such a solution, but italso dissolves in alcohol. Typical use is in floral accords, especially jasmine, daffodil and lilac. You usually use less than 0,1% of this substance in the fragrance composition. It adds a floral scent in that very low dose and it enhances the radiation of the scent, even in that very low dose. In perfumes it is mainly a base note. Although it can be used in soap and candles, there is a high risk of discolouration Store in a cool, dry, dark place and out of the reach of children.


Indole is an almost white powder at room temperature, which changes colour to yellow, orange-red due to aging and certainly due to exposure to light. The shelf life is quite long when stored properly. It occurs in nature in various plants, is is found in the absolutes of jasmine, daffodil, orange blossom and champaca, among others. The synthetic version is used for use as a fragrance.

Technical details

Log p: 2,2 Vapor pressure: 1,6 Pa Melting point: 52 °C Boiling point: 253 °C Molar mass: 117


The 10 and 50 g packaging is made of brown plastic (PET) with a black child-resistant cap. The 250 g packaging is made of aluminium. We do not supply the 250 g packaging to private individuals because it is not child-resistant.


This fragrance is made from petrochemicals such as petroleum. The degradability in the environment is reasonable.


Indole is classified as a hazardous substance, with the following characteristics: DANGER H302 - Harmful if swallowed. H311 - Toxic in contact with skin. H317 - May cause an allergic skin reaction. H318 - Causes serious eye damage.


Item number: 23058 Dutch name: Indol EC number: 204-420-7 EU CAS number: 120-72-9 CAS number TSCA: 120-72-9 FEMA number: 2593 ADR: 9/III UN number: 2811 INCI: INDOLE


10 g, 50 g, 250 g NOT for private persons