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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring o-Toluenethiol
Synonym(s) 2-Methyl(thiophenol);o-Tolyl mercaptan
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Methylbenzenethiol
JECFA number 528
CAS number 137-06-4
FEMA number 3240
COE number 2272
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 124.2
Chemical formula C7H8S
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with disagreeable odour
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 194-195°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.575
Specific gravity 1.054-1.059
Other requirements
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