|Preferred IUPAC name
6-MITC; 6-MSITC; Hesperin
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||205.33 g·mol−1|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
6-(Methylsulfinyl)hexyl isothiocyanate (6-MITC or 6-MSITC) is a compound within the isothiocyanate group of organosulfur compounds. 6-MITC is obtained from cruciferous vegetables, chiefly wasabi. Like other isothiocyanates, it is produced when the enzyme myrosinase transforms the associated glucosinolate into 6-MITC upon cell injury.
- Azouaoui, Sirine (26 May 2017). "In Japan, people are putting wasabi on their heads to stimulate hair growth". Archived from the original on 27 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.