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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring S-Methyl thiofuroate
Synonym(s) Methanethiol furoate;Thiofuroic acid, methyl ester
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name S-Methyl 2-furanthiocarboxylate
JECFA number 1083
CAS number 13679-61-3
FEMA number 3311
COE number 11547
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 142.17
Chemical formula C6H6O2S
Physical form/odour Clear liquid; fried,cooked onion aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water,soluble in organic solvents
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 92-93° (11mmHg); 62-63° (2 mmHg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.567-1.573
Specific gravity 1.230-1.241
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