thiosinamine

[thahy-uh-si-nam-in, -sin-uh-meen]
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noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, water-soluble, bitter-tasting powder, C4H8N2S, occurring in mustard oil: used chiefly in organic synthesis.

Nearby words

  1. thiophene,
  2. thiophenol,
  3. thiophosphate,
  4. thiophosphoric acid,
  5. thioridazine,
  6. thiosulfate,
  7. thiosulfuric,
  8. thiosulfuric acid,
  9. thiosulphate,
  10. thiosulphuric acid

Origin of thiosinamine

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

Also called allylthiourea.

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thiosinamine

noun

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: CH 2 :CHCH 2 NHCSNH 2

Word Origin for thiosinamine

C19: from thio- + sin- (from Latin sināpis mustard) + amine

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