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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl ethyl trisulfide
Synonym(s) 2,3,4-Trithiohexane;Ethyl methyl trisulfide
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Trisulfide, ethyl methyl
JECFA number 583
CAS number 31499-71-5
FEMA number 3861
COE number
FLAVIS number 12.155
Molecular weight 140.28
Chemical formula C3H8S3
Physical form/odour pale yellow liquid with powerful odour
Solubility very slightly soluble in water; soluble in alcohol and oils
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 46-47° (4 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.510-1.520
Specific gravity 0.955-0.965
Other requirements