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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring p-Mentha-8-thiol-3-one
Synonym(s) Thiomenthone;8-Mercapato-p-menthane-3-one
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 8-Mercapto-3-p-menthanone
JECFA number 561
CAS number 38462-22-5
FEMA number 3177
COE number 11789
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 186.31
Chemical formula C10H18OS
Physical form/odour colourless to yellow brown liquid
Solubility insoluble in water soluble in alcohol
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 120° (10 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.492-1.509
Specific gravity 0.995-1.010
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