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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring bis(2-Methyl-3-furyl) disulfide
Synonym(s) 3,3'-Dithio-bis(2-methylfuran);3,3'-Dithio-2,2'-dimethyldifuran;2-Methyl-3-furyl disulfide
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name bis(2-Methyl-3-furyl) disulfide
JECFA number 1066
CAS number 28588-75-2
FEMA number 3259
COE number 723
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 226.31
Chemical formula C10H10O2S2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; roast, meaty aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water,soluble in organic solvents
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 84-85° (0.3mmHg)
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.572-1.583
Specific gravity 1.146-1.154
Other requirements