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The radical of isothiocyanic acid, -N=C=S.


(ī″sō-thī″ō-sī′ă-nāt″) [″ + ″],


A member of a family of compounds found in some cruciferous vegetables, as well as horseradish and mustards. ITCs have cancer-preventing effects in animals.


see allyl isothiocyanate.
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Isothiocyanates (ITC) from the Brassicaceae plant family are regarded as promising for prevention and treatment of cancer.
The findings of this research indicate that propyl isothiocyanate stress induces physiological responses and activates antioxidant enzymes in cress seedlings.
Results showed that in the beginning, the fluorescent emission of fluorescein isothiocyanate molecule was turned off by modifying the surface of gold nanoparticles with fluorescein isothiocyanate.
Then, the active carboxylic function was coupled with 4-(2-aminoethyl)-aniline to yield a BODIPY dye with a free amine group, which was converted to isothiocyanate with thiophosgene in a basic medium (Figure 8).
Allyl isothiocyanate is utilized as a spice and a preserver by the food industry and is classified as generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States (Isshiki et al.
The isothiocyanate breakdown products of glucosinolates appear to be particularly important protective agents.
The isothiocyanate ligand is generated in situ by the isomerization of thiourea to N[H.
Contains sulforaphane, isothiocyanate and indoles; produces cancer-fighting enzymes
For example, oriental and brown mustard release a volatile compound, ally isothiocyanate (AIT), which produces a sharp taste sensation and pungent aroma similar to horseradish.
The isothiocyanate is quite toxic to the aquatic amphipod Gammarus pseudolimnaeus (Newman et al.