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phenylisothiocyanate

Pronunciation: fen'il-i'so-thi'o-si'a-nat

Definition: 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.

Synonym(s): Edman reagent

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