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5,6-Dimethoxyindole-2-carboxylic acid is used as a reagent and heterocyclic building blocks in synthetic chemistry. It is used to prepare a melanin-like polymer, poly(5,6-dimethoxyindole-2-carboxylic acid), which exhibits electrochromic properties.
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Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
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