allyl sulfide


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allyl sulfide

[′al·əl ′səl‚fīd]
(organic chemistry)
(CH2CHCH2)2S A colorless liquid with a garliclike odor and a boiling point of 139°C; used in synthetic oil of garlic.
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Allyl sulfide (A35801), allyl disulfide (A317691), and ketoconazole (K1003) were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich Korea, LTD.
Interest in garlic is associated with various substances such as quercetin, allixin, allcin, allinin and allyl sulfides, which are suggested to have an inhibitory effect on prostate, colon, bladder and stomach cancer.
Suitable addition-fragmentation groups include conventional reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) agents such as allyl sulfides, dithiocarbamates, trithiocarbonates, and thiuram disulfides.
Containing numerous organisulphide compounds, such as allyl sulfides and alkyl sulfoxides, chives have a beneficial effect on the circulatory system, acting upon it by lowering blood pressure.
Allyl sulfides from garlic suppress the in vitro proliferation of human A549 lung tumor cells.
Allyl sulfides, found in onions, garlic and leeks, as well as phenolic acids found in tomatoes, citrus and whole grains, help the body's enzymes block carcinogens in the body--a first-line defense.
In the presence of selenium and vitamin A, allyl sulfides arrest carcinogenic activity far more effectively than they do in isolation, we're told.
Onions, garlic and leek contain allyl sulfides and are associated with lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and cancer risk.