Dimethyl Sulfide Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Dimethyl Sulfide Properties

Dimethyl Sulfide

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Dimethyl sulfide is an organosulfur compound. 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, and is also produced by the bacterial metabolism of methanethiol. In industry it is used in petroleum refining and in petrochemical production processes to control the formation of coke and carbon monoxide. In addition it is used to control dusting in steel mills. It is also used in a range of organic syntheses, including as a reducing agent in ozonolysis reactions. It also has a use as a food flavoring component.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Clear colorless liquid
Boiling Point 37 °C
CAS Number 75-18-3
ChEBI 17437
Density 0.840 g/ml
EINECS Number 200-846-2
HS Code 2930.90
IUPAC Name Dimethyl Sulfide
InChI 1S/C2H6S/c1-3-2/h1-2H3
Melting Point -98 °C
Molar Mass 62.134 g/mol
Molecular Formula C2H6S
NFPA 704 H-2,F-4,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number PV5075000
Refractive n20/D 1.435
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms Methylsulfanylmethane;Methane,Thiobis-;2-Thiapropane;DMS;Dimethyl Thioether;Methyl Monosulfide