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
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Amino acid analysis of physiological fluid by high-performance liquid chromatography with phenylisothiocyanate derivatization and comparison with ion-exchange chromatography.
The more usual methods involve precolumn derivatization with phenylisothiocyanate (PITC) (11,12) or o-phthalaldehyde (OPA) (7,13).
Cystine was determined as cysteic acid and methionine as methionine sulfone after preoxidation with performic acid and precolumn derivation using phenylisothiocyanate (L-8800 Hitachi Automatic Amino Acid Analyzer, Tokyo, Japan).
Cystine was determined as cysteic acid and methinonine as methionine sulfone after preoxidation with performic acid and precolumn derivation using phenylisothiocyanate (L-8800 Hitachi Automatic Amino Acid Analyzer, Tokyo, Japan).