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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring bis(2-Methyl-3-furyl) tetrasulfide
Synonym(s) 3.3'Tetrathio-bis(2-methylfuran);2-Methyl-3-furyl tetrasulfide
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name bis(2-Methyl-3-furyl) tetrasulfide
JECFA number 1068
CAS number 28588-76-3
FEMA number 3260
COE number 724
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 290.43
Chemical formula C10H10O2S4
Physical form/odour Clear yellow liquid; meaty aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; slighty soulble in fat
Solubility in ethanol Slightly soluble at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 142-147° (0.8 mm Hg)
Assay min % 96%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.671-1.693
Specific gravity 1.366-1.378
Other requirements