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Table 1 Effect of pH on the yield of AITC.

From: Allyl isothiocyanate induced stress response in Caenorhabditis elegans

Alkali/Acid pH % volatile oil Neutralized to
pH 6.0
(% volatile oil)
Addition of 1 g powdered
S. alba seed
(% volatile oil)
Water (Control) 6.0 ± 0.4 0.793 ± 0.061 ND1 0.821 ± 0.078
0.02 N NaOH 13.0 ± 1.0 0.079 ± 0.005 0.158 ± 0.014 0.872 ± 0.081
0.02 N CH3COOH 3.0 ± 0.2 0.039 ± 0.003 0.178 ± 0.021 1.150 ± 0.161
0.02 N HCl 1.5 ± 0.1 0.118 ± 0.021 0.079 ± 0.006 1.189 ± 0.125
  1. 1Not detected