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- Molecular formula: C2H6S
- Molar mass: 62.134
- CAS Registry Number: 926-09-0
- Appearance: Dimethyl sulfide, 99+%; Dimethyl sulfide, 99+%; colourless to pale yellow liquid with unpleasant odour of wild radish, cabbage; liquid with an extremely unpleasant smell
- Melting point: -98 °C
- Boiling point: 37.3 to 38 °C
- Solubility: Water, 2.2e+004 mg/L (25 deg C)
- Safety sheet: Not available
- Spectra: NMRShiftDB 13C NMR, also check on SDBS. Add Spectra (Help).
Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) or methylthiomethane is an organosulfur compound with the formula (CH3)2S. Dimethyl sulfide is a water-insoluble flammable liquid that boils at and has a characteristic disagreeable odor. It is a component of the smell produced from cooking of certain vegetables, notably maize, cabbage, beetroot and seafoods. It is also an indication of bacterial infection in malt production and brewing. It is a breakdown product of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP), and is also produced by the bacterial metabolism of methanethiol.
(Methylsulfanyl)methane (IUPAC Name); Dimethylsulfide; 1,1'-Thiobis-methane; Thiobismethane
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