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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Benzyl mercaptan
Synonym(s) Benzylthiol;Benzenemethanethiol;Thiobenzyl alcohol;alpha-Mercaptoluene
Latest JECFA evaluation 1999 (Session 53)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Phenylmethanethiol
JECFA number 526
CAS number 100-53-8
FEMA number 2147
COE number 477
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 124.2
Chemical formula C7H8S
Physical form/odour colourless or pale-straw-colored mobile liquid with repulsive garlic-like odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 194-195°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.573-1.578
Specific gravity 1.050-1.058
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