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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3,6-Diethyl-1,2,4,5-tetrathiane, mixture with 3,5-diethyl-1,2,4-trithiolane
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Mixture of 3,6-Diethyl-1,2,4,5-tetrathiane and 3,5-diethyl-1,2,4-trithiolane
JECFA number 1687
CAS number 54717-12-3;54644-28-9
FEMA number 4094
COE number
FLAVIS number 12.274
Molecular weight 212.43
Chemical formula C6H12S4
Physical form/odour Clear, colourless liquid; Cooked brown and roasted aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 64-70° (1 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements Product is a 1% solution of a mixture of the named components, purity 95% min, in vegetable oil. Molecular weight refers to C6H12S4.