Synthetic Indigo Dye

German chemist, Adolf von Baeyer developed synthetic indigo dye in 1880, at the University of Munich. The method consisted of a synthesis of indoxyl by fusion of sodium phenylglycinate in a mixture of caustic soda and sodamide. Natural indigo is obtained from fermented leaves of the lndigofera plant.

Date:
      1880
Name(s):
      Adolf von Baeyer
Occupation:
      Chemist
Location:
      Munich, Germany


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