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The organic compounds which contain the group isothiocyanate (–N=C=S) are called isothiocyanates. Allyl isothiocyanate is one of the examples of natural isothiocyanates which is also known as mustard oil. The plant species of the order Brassicales, such as wasabi, horseradish, and radish, produce glucosinolates, which is converted by the enzyme myrosinase into isothiocyanate and have specific flavours because of the presence of isothiocyanates. Phenyl isothiocyanate is used for amino acid sequencing in the Edman degradation. Methyl isothiocyanate is a precursor to a wide variety of important biologically active compounds, and hence it is one of the most important organic isothiocyanate in the chemical industry.

Isothiocyanates are of interest in food science and medicine because of their natural abundance in plants coupled with diverse biological effects. These compounds are considered as a class of phytochemicals which have significant scope in preventing cancer. They are found to exhibit anti-tumor activity through several pathways including apoptosis, oxidative stress, MAPK signaling, and oxidative stress. (Review: Are isothiocyanates potential anti-cancer drugs? Wu, X. et al., Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, 2009, 30, 501–512). Fluorescein isothiocyanates (FITC) are used as a short-term cell lineage marker in the peri-implantation mouse embryo in order to observe an unusual permeability of embryonic plasma membranes. The other interesting applications of isothiocyanates include: labeling reagents for proteins and other biomolecules, food additives, and preservatives.

  • 1-Butyl isothiocyanate, 98+%
  • 1-Dodecyl isothiocyanate, tech. 90%
  • 1-Hexyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 1-Octyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 1-Pentyl isothiocyanate, 96%
  • (±)-1-Phenylethyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 1-Propyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • (1R,2R)-(-)-2-Benzyloxycyclohexyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • (1R,2R)-(-)-2-Benzyloxycyclopentyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • (1S,2S)-(+)-2-Benzyloxycyclohexyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • (1S,2S)-(+)-2-Benzyloxycyclopentyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 2,3-Dichlorophenyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 2,4-Dichlorophenyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 2,4-Difluorophenyl isothiocyanate, 96%
  • 2-(4-Morpholinyl)ethyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 2,5-Difluorophenyl isothiocyanate, 98+%
  • 2,5-Dimethoxyphenyl isothiocyanate, 98%
  • 2,6-Dichlorophenyl isothiocyanate, 98+%
  • 2,6-Dimethylphenyl isothiocyanate, 98%
  • 2-Bromo-4-fluorophenyl isothiocyanate, 98%
  • 2-Bromoethyl isothiocyanate, 98%
  • 2-Chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 2-Chlorophenyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 2-Ethyl-6-methylphenyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 2-Fluorophenyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 2-Isopropylphenyl isothiocyanate, 96%
  • 2-Methoxy-4-nitrophenyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 2-Methoxy-5-methylphenyl isothiocyanate, 99%
  • 2-(Methoxycarbonyl)phenyl isothiocyanate, 98%
  • 2-Phenylethyl isothiocyanate, 98%
  • 3,4-Dichlorophenyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 3,4-Dimethoxyphenyl isothiocyanate, 99%
  • 3-(4-Morpholinyl)propyl isothiocyanate, 96%
  • 3,5-Bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl isothiocyanate, 98%
  • 3,5-Dichlorophenyl isothiocyanate, 98%
  • 3,5-Dimethoxyphenyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 3,5-Dimethylphenyl isothiocyanate, 99%
  • 3-Benzyloxyphenyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 3-Chlorophenyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 3-Fluorophenyl isothiocyanate, 97+%
  • 3-Methoxyphenyl isothiocyanate, 98%
  • 3-Methoxypropyl isothiocyanate, 98%
  • 3-(Methylthio)propyl isothiocyanate, 98%
  • 4-Bromo-2-methylphenyl isothiocyanate, 98%
  • 4-Chloro-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 4-Chlorobenzyl isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 4-Chlorophenyl isothiocyanate, 98%
  • 4-Dimethylaminoazobenzene-4'-isothiocyanate, 97%
  • 4-Ethoxyphenyl isothiocyanate, 98%
  • 4-Ethylphenyl isothiocyanate, 97%

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