The fusion of 3,8-diphenyl-, 1,2-diphenyl-, and 6-methyl-2,7-diphenyl-indolizines with sulfur results in the formation of bis(indolizin-3-yl) disulfides with the respective substituents. Bis(2,8-diphenylindolizin-3-yl) disulfide is reduced to the original indolizine, and its treatment with nitric acid gives 2,8-diphenyl-1, 3-dinitroindolizine. Bis(dibenzo[b,g]indolizin-11-yl) disulfide is obtained from dibenzo[b,g]indolizine. The formation of the disulfides is apparently a general region of indolizines without substituents at C3 or C1 of the pyrrole ring. The structures of the disulfides obtained have been confirmed by data from x-ray diffraction analysis and NMR spectroscopy. © 1985 Plenum Publishing Corporation.