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.
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Li et al., "Inhibition of bladder cancer development by allyl isothiocyanate," Carcinogenesis, vol.
Caldwell, "The disposition of allyl isothiocyanate in the rat and mouse," Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol.
The mustard essential oil, with 90% of allyl isothiocyanate, was supplied by the Pettine Quimica Fina Company.
The allyl isothiocyanate concentration ranged from 130.50 g [kg.sup.-1] at the beginning of the experiment to 0.88 g [kg.sup.-1] after 130 min of exposure of maize grains to gas.
Therefore, the low value of the effective diffusion coefficient of allyl isothiocyanate, when compared to that of carbon dioxide, can be explained through the difference of the molecular mass and density of those gases.
Other researchers have shown that allyl isothiocyanate has a tendency to cause tissue browning, so this requires additional investigation.
In the present study, our main objective is to find out whether the two naturally occurring isothiocyanates, allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) and phenyl isothiocyanates (PITC) could alleviate the urotoxicity induced by CTX administration.
Allyl isothiocyanate, a naturally occurring volatile compound in mustard, is believed to be an effective antimicrobial agent against E.