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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Benzyl disulfide
Synonym(s) Di(phenylmethyl)disulfide;alpha-(Benzyldithio))toluene;BDS;1,4-Diphenyl-1,2,3-dithiobutane
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Dibenzyl disulfide
JECFA number 579
CAS number 150-60-7
FEMA number 3617
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 246.39
Chemical formula C14H14S2
Physical form/odour pale yellowish leafy crystals or leaflets with "burnt caramellic" odour
Solubility insoluble or slightly soluble in water; soluble in hot alcohol, ether
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) >270° (with decomposition)
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index
Specific gravity
Other requirements Melting point 71-74°
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