18 May 2011

#SmilesC Answer 3

The compound is called allicin and it is found in garlic.

The chemistry associated with this compound is described in Eric Block's book, "Garlic and Other Alliums". Block explains how allium was discovered, the difficulties in working with these compounds, the precursor compounds and the analogous chemistry of onions. He tells us about the onion LF and introduces us to the zwiebelanes and much more! Get a copy if you can.

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