phenylisothiocyanate

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phen·yl·i·so·thi·o·cy·a·nate (PITC, PhNCS),

(fen'il-ī'sō-thī'ō-sī'ă-nāt),
A reagent that condenses with the free N-terminal amino group of a peptide chain to form a phenylthiohydantoin in the Edman method of identifying N-terminal amino acids.
Synonym(s): Edman reagent

Edman,

Pehr, Australian scientist, 1916-1977.
Edman method - a method of identifying N-terminal amino acids.
Edman reagent - used in the Edman method of identifying N-terminal amino acids Synonym(s): phenylisothiocyanate