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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl sulfide
Synonym(s) 2-Thiapropane;Thiobismethane
Latest JECFA evaluation 1999 (Session 53)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Dimethyl sulfide
JECFA number 452
CAS number 75-18-3
FEMA number 2746
COE number 483
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 62.14
Chemical formula C2H6S
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with unpleasant odour of wild radish, cabbage
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in ethyl alcohol and ethyl ether
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 37.3-37.5°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.423-1.441
Specific gravity 0.840-0.850
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