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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Phenyl disulfide
Synonym(s) Phenyldithiobenzene
Latest JECFA evaluation 1999 (Session 53)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Diphenyl disulfide
JECFA number 578
CAS number 882-33-7
FEMA number 3225
COE number 11757
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 218.33
Chemical formula C12H10S2
Physical form/odour orthorhombic needles
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in alcohol, ether, carbon disulfide
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 310°; 192° (15 mm Hg)
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index
Specific gravity 1.353 (20°)
Other requirements Melting Pt.: 61-62°
ID Test IR