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Isoindole in heterocyclic chemistry is a benzo fused pyrrole. The compound is an isomer of indole and its reduced form is an isoindoline.
In solution the non-aromatic tautomer is predominant:
Additional recommended knowledge
The commercially important phthalimide is an isoindole-1,3-dione with two carbonyl groups attached to the heterocyclic ring. Thalidomide is an infamous drug based on this framework.
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