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253731 Aldrich

Phenethyl isothiocyanate


Synonym: 2-Phenylethyl isothiocyanate



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assay   99%
refractive index   n20/D 1.5888(lit.)
bp   139-140 °C/11 mmHg(lit.)
density   1.094 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
storage temp.   2-8°C
Gene Information   human ... CYP1A2(1544)


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5 g in glass bottle

General description

Phenethyl isothiocyanate is a naturally occurring isothiocyanate in cruciferous vegetables. Phenethyl isothiocyanate is a chemopreventive agent. It inhibits cancer cell growth by arresting the cell cycle and inducing apoptosis in various human cancer cell models.

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Signal word 
Precautionary statements 
UN 2206PSN2C 6.1 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
235.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
113 °C

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What is the molarity of Product 253731, Phenethyl isothiocyanate?
Product 253731, Phenethyl isothiocyanate, is a neat liquid rather than a solution. The apparent molarity may be calculated by dividing the density by the molecular weight. Using a density of 1.094 g/ml, or 1094 g/L and molecular weight of 163.24 g/mole, the molarity is 6.70 moles/L.
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