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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Allyl mercaptan
Synonym(s) Allyl sulfhydrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Allylthiol
JECFA number 521
CAS number 870-23-5
FEMA number 2035
COE number 476
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 74.14
Chemical formula C3H6S
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow mobile liquid with onion-like, sweet, not pungent odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; miscible in alcohol, oil, and ethyl ether
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 66-68°
Assay min % 75% (min. 98% allyl disulfide + allyl sulfide + allyl mercaptan)
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.470-1.491
Specific gravity 0.888-0.930
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