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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Allyl isothiocyanate was tested at 3, 6 and 12 [micro]l per L of headspace.
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