PITC -->
phenylisothiocyanate
medical dictionary

C6H5-N==C==S, a reagent that condenses with the free N-terminal amino group of a peptide chain to form a phenylthiohydantoin in the Edman method of identifying N-terminal amino acids.

Synonyms: Edman's reagent.

Acronym: PITC

Abbreviation: PITC

(05 Mar 2000)