allyl isothiocyanate

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allyl isothiocyanate

[′al·əl ¦ī·sō‚thī·ō′sī·ə‚nāt]
(organic chemistry)
CH2CH:CH2NCS A pungent, colorless to pale-yellow liquid; soluble in alcohol, slightly soluble in water; irritating odor; boiling point 152°C; used as a fumigant and as a poison gas. Also known as mustard oil.
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This is the volatile mustard oil formed by enzymatic fission of sinigrin; horseradish root may serve equally well (Kjaer 1960).
One concerns the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on undesirable substances and products in animal nutrition (COM(1999) 654) (arsenic, lead, fluorine, mercury, nitrates, cadmium, volatile mustard oil, PCBs and others), and the second, the European Commission's 22 March proposal for a Council Directive on undesirable substances and products in animal nutrition: official controls, undesirable substances and products (amending Directive 95/53/EC) (see European Report No 2486 for further details).