allyl isothiocyanate

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al·lyl i·so·thi·o·cy·a·nate

allyl obtained from Brassica nigra by the action of water on sinigrin and myrosin or produced synthetically; a vesicant, used in 10% solution in 50% alcohol as a counterirritant in neuralgia. Gives mustard its characteristic flavor and aroma.
See also: mustard oil.


a univalent organic group previously used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.

allyl alcohol
a potent cause of hepatic necrosis. Metabolized in the liver by alcohol dehydrogenase to acrolein, the hepatoxin.
allyl formate
has the same effect as allyl alcohol.
allyl isothiocyanate
used as a counterirritant and in the manufacture of war gases. Called also volatile oil of mustard. Occurs naturally in members of the plant family Cruciferae which cause acute indigestion in cattle.
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Genotoxic effects of allylisothiocyanate (AITC) and phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC).
This obstacle is caused by the nonavailability of amino groups, because a majority of [alpha] and [epsilon] amino groups of most of the commercially purified HRPs are blocked by allylisothiocyanate (4).
Effect of Gaseous Treatment with Allylisothiocyanate on the Control of Microbial Growth on a Wood Surface', J.