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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Methyl-3-(methylthio)furan
Synonym(s) 2-Methyl-3-thiomethylfuran
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Methyl-3-(methylthio)furan
JECFA number 1061
CAS number 63012-97-5
FEMA number 3949
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 128.19
Chemical formula C6H8OS
Physical form/odour Yellow liquid; meaty aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water,soluble in organic solvents,oils
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 172°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.506-1.514
Specific gravity 1.064-1.071 (20°)
Other requirements