Where can I extract PTC(Phenylthiocarbamide)?

Can it be extracted from food like fruits, veggies etc?

It has to be harmless. I think im gonna use it for a case study.

And please PM or email me if you know something about PTC and its relation to human taste morphism.

Thanks. :)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It is not going to be worthwhile for you to extract or synthesize PTC on your own, if you need it for a case study. You can synthesize PTC from plants likes nightshade and some cabbages but it is pretty chem intensive and you'll need a full lab access. Why don't you just buy some PTC strips so you can safely use it on yourself and others? Here is a link to buy PTC strips. It is cheap and safe to use.

    http://www.sciencestuff.com/prod/C-Litmus/P1047

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