thiosinamine

thiosinamine

[thahy-uh-si-nam-in, -sin-uh-meen]
noun Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, bitter-tasting powder, C 4 H 8 N 2 S, occurring in mustard oil: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Also called allylthiourea.


Origin:
1850–55; thio- + Greek sín(āpi) mustard + -amine

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thiosinamine (ˌθaɪəʊˈsɪnəˌmiːn, -sɪˈnæmɪn)
 
n
a white crystalline bitter-tasting compound with a slight garlic-like odour, occurring in mustard oil and used in organic synthesis; 1-allyl-2-thiourea. Formula: CH2:CHCH2NHCSNH2
 
[C19: from thio- + sin- (from Latin sināpis mustard) + amine]

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