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Title: Bis[methylthio]methane
CAS Registry Number: 1618-26-4
Additional Names: Bis[methylmercapto]methane; methylenebis[methyl sulfide]
Molecular Formula: C3H8S2
Molecular Weight: 108.23
Percent Composition: C 33.29%, H 7.45%, S 59.25%
Line Formula: (CH3S)2CH2
Literature References: Odorous principle of the white truffle Tuber magnatum (Pico) Vitt., Tuberaceae. Isoln: Fiecchi et al., Tetrahedron Lett. 1967, 1681. Synthesis from methyl mercaptan: Böhme, Marx, Ber. 74, 1672 (1941).
Properties: Oily liquid. Odor in high dilutions reminiscent of white truffles. The odor of the neat liquid resembles that of freshly prepd mustard without its acrid and irritating qualities. bp 148-149°. Mass spectra: Fiecchi, loc. cit.
Boiling point: bp 148-149°

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