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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-(Methylthio)ethyl acetate
Synonym(s) 2-Acetoxyethyl methyl sulfide;Ethanol, 2-(methylthio)-, 1-acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2010 (Session 73)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-(methylthio)ethyl acetate
JECFA number 1913
CAS number 5862-47-5
FEMA number 4560
COE number
FLAVIS number 12.248
Molecular weight 134.2
Chemical formula C5H10O2S
Physical form/odour Clear colourless liquid; Sweet rancid meat-like aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble or insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 73° (15 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.456-1.467
Specific gravity 1.056-1.076 (20°)
Other requirements
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