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W442800 Sigma-Aldrich

Benzyl isothiocyanate

98%, FG

Synonym: BITC, Benzyl mustard oil, Isothiocyanotaomethylbenzene

  • CAS Number 622-78-6

  • Linear Formula C6H5CH2NCS

  • Molecular Weight 149.21

  •  FEMA Number 4428

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 386135

  •  EC Number 210-753-9

  •  MDL number MFCD00004819

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329830717

  •  Flavis number 12.102

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Properties

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biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 872/2012
InChI Key   MDKCFLQDBWCQCV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   98%
refractive index   n20/D 1.601 (lit.)
bp   242-243 °C(lit.)
density   1.125 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   medicinal
food allergen   no known allergens

Description

General description

Benzyl isothiocyanate occurs naturally in papaya seeds, moringa, and cruciferous vegetables. It shows potent anti-proliferative activity against human pancreatic cancer cells.

Application

Possible applications: Mustard, horseradish, vegetative nuances for cabbage, radish and watercress, tropical papaya mouthfeel effects.

Packaging

25, 100 g in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Odor at 1.0%: Vegetative cabbage and radishlike, green with a musty sulfurous earthiness reminiscent of mustard greens.
Taste at 0.5ppm: Green vegetative cabbage, kimchi, radish and wasabi-like with green leafy nuances and imparting a strong trigeminal tongue numbing and raspy sensation.

Other Notes

Natural occurrence: watercress, nasturtium, papaya and endive

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN 3334
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
NX8250000
Flash Point(F) 
>230 °F
Flash Point(C) 
>110 °C

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