allyl isothiocyanate(redirected from volatile mustard oil)
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allyl isothiocyanate[′al·əl ¦ī·sō‚thī·ō′sī·ə‚nāt]
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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