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dimercaptomethane
dithiomethane

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CAS Number: 6725-64-0Picture of molecule3D/inchi
FDA UNII: LSC543N4PH
Nikkaji Web:J661.465E
XlogP3-AA:0.90 (est)
Molecular Weight:80.17288000
Formula:C H4 S2
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Category:flavoring agents
 
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JECFA Food Flavoring:1661 dimercaptomethane
DG SANTE Food Flavourings:12.243 dimercaptomethane
FEMA Number:4097 dimercaptomethane
FDA:No longer provide for the use of these seven synthetic flavoring substances
FDA Mainterm (SATF):6725-64-0 ; DIMERCAPTOMETHANE
 
Physical Properties:
Appearance:colorless clear liquid (est)
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity:0.82700 to 0.83100 @ 25.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).: 6.881 to 6.915
Refractive Index:1.57800 to 1.58400 @ 20.00 °C.
Boiling Point: 118.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure:20.980000 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 99.00 °F. TCC ( 37.22 °C. )
logP (o/w): 1.386 (est)
Soluble in:
 alcohol
 water
 water, 3.174e+004 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
 
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Description:pungent
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
 
Cosmetic Information:
None found
 
Suppliers:
Axsyn
For experimental / research use only.
Methanedithiol(6CI,7CI,8CI,9CI)
Parchem
dimercaptomethane
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Safety Information:
 
Hazards identification
 
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
 
Pictogram
 
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
 
Safety in Use Information:
Category:
flavoring agents
Recommendation for dimercaptomethane usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
 
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-EU): 0.012 (μg/capita/day)
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-USA): ND (μg/capita/day)
Modified Theoretical Added Maximum Daily Intake (mTAMDI): 78 (μg/person/day)
Threshold of Concern:1800 (μg/person/day)
Structure Class: I
Use levels for FEMA GRAS flavoring substances on which the FEMA Expert Panel based its judgments that the substances are generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
The Expert Panel also publishes separate extensive reviews of scientific information on all FEMA GRAS flavoring substances and can be found at FEMA Flavor Ingredient Library
publication number: 22
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 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: 0.050000.10000
beverages(nonalcoholic): --
beverages(alcoholic): --
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: --
chewing gum: --
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: --
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: --
fruit ices: --
gelatins / puddings: --
granulated sugar: --
gravies: 0.050000.10000
hard candy: --
imitation dairy: --
instant coffee / tea: --
jams / jellies: --
meat products: 0.050000.10000
milk products: --
nut products: --
other grains: --
poultry: --
processed fruits: --
processed vegetables: --
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: --
snack foods: --
soft candy: --
soups: --
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: 0.050000.10000
 
Food categories according to Commission Regulation EC No. 1565/2000 (EC, 2000) in FGE.06 (EFSA, 2002a). According to the Industry the "normal" use is defined as the average of reported usages and "maximum use" is defined as the 95th percentile of reported usages (EFSA, 2002i).
Note: mg/kg = 0.001/1000 = 0.000001 = 1/1000000 = ppm.
 average usage mg/kgmaximum usage mg/kg
Dairy products, excluding products of category 02.0 (01.0): 0.200001.00000
Fats and oils, and fat emulsions (type water-in-oil) (02.0): 0.100000.50000
Edible ices, including sherbet and sorbet (03.0): 0.200001.00000
Processed fruit (04.1): 0.200001.00000
Processed vegetables (incl. mushrooms & fungi, roots & tubers, pulses and legumes), and nuts & seeds (04.2): --
Confectionery (05.0): 0.200001.00000
Chewing gum (05.3): --
Cereals and cereal products, incl. flours & starches from roots & tubers, pulses & legumes, excluding bakery (06.0): 0.100000.50000
Bakery wares (07.0): 0.200001.00000
Meat and meat products, including poultry and game (08.0): 0.100000.20000
Fish and fish products, including molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms (MCE) (09.0): 0.100000.20000
Eggs and egg products (10.0): --
Sweeteners, including honey (11.0): --
Salts, spices, soups, sauces, salads, protein products, etc. (12.0): 0.100000.50000
Foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (13.0): 0.200001.00000
Non-alcoholic ("soft") beverages, excl. dairy products (14.1): 0.100000.50000
Alcoholic beverages, incl. alcohol-free and low-alcoholic counterparts (14.2): 0.200001.00000
Ready-to-eat savouries (15.0): 0.400002.00000
Composite foods (e.g. casseroles, meat pies, mincemeat) - foods that could not be placed in categories 01.0 - 15.0 (16.0): 0.100000.50000
 
Safety References:
European Food Safety Athority(EFSA):Flavor usage levels; Subacute, Subchronic, Chronic and Carcinogenicity Studies; Developmental / Reproductive Toxicity Studies; Genotoxicity Studies...

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

Flavouring Group Evaluation 91 (FGE.91): Consideration of simple aliphatic and aromatic sulphides and thiols evaluated by JECFA (53rd and 68th meetings) structurally related to aliphatic and alicyclic mono-, di-, tri-, and polysulphides with or without additional oxygenated functional groups evaluated by EFSA in FGE.08Rev1 (2009)
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Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 91, Revision 1 (FGE.91Rev1): Consideration of simple aliphatic and aromatic sulphides and thiols evaluated by JECFA (53rd and 68th meetings) structurally related to aliphatic and alicyclic mono-, di-, tri-, and polysulphides with or without additional oxygenated functional groups evaluated by EFSA in FGE.08Rev3 (2011)
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Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 91, Revision 2 (FGE.91Rev2): Consideration of simple aliphatic and aromatic sulphides and thiols evaluated by the JECFA (53rd and 68th meetings) structurally related to aliphatic and alicyclic mono-, di-, tri-, and polysulphides with or without additional oxygenated functional groups evaluated by EFSA in FGE.08Rev5 (2012)
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Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 91, Revision 3 (FGE.91Rev3): consideration of aliphatic, aromatic and a,-unsaturated sulfides and thiols evaluated by JECFA (53rd, 61st, 68th and 76th meetings), structurally related to substances in FGE.08Rev5
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Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :138818
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methanedithiol
Chemidplus:0006725640
 
References:
 methanedithiol
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Pubchem (cid):138818
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Potential Uses:
None Found
 
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 mushroom shiitake mushroom
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Synonyms:
 dithiomethane
 methane dithiol
 methanedithiol
 
 
Notes:
Component of mushroom and onion flavour
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