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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3-Mercapto-3-methyl-1-butyl acetate
Synonym(s) 3-Methyl-3-sulfanylbutyl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3-Mercapto-3-methylbutyl acetate
JECFA number 1706
CAS number 50746-09-3
FEMA number 4324
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 162.25
Chemical formula C7H14O2S
Physical form/odour Clear, colourless liquid; Fruit aroma
Solubility Slightly soluble in water; Soluble in many non-polar solvents
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 69° (6 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.455-1.456
Specific gravity 1.003-1.007
Other requirements