Accession Number : ADD000902

Title :   Synthesis of Methylthiomethyl Isothiocyanate.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hasselstrom,Torsten ; Clapp,Richard C

Report Date : 08 Dec 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This invention concerns methylthiomethyl isothiocyanate, particularly for use as a synthetic condiment. The authors have succeeded in synthesizing methylthiomethyl isothiocyanate, in spite of the difficult-to-synthesize nature of methylthiomethyl isothiocyanate as a derivative of formic acid. It is a yellow to colorless liquid, having a pleasantly pungent taste and aroma resembling mustard, with a slight peppery accent. Being a chemical relative of mustard oil (allyl isocyanate), it is nonpoisonous to humans and warm-blooded animals.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Thiocyanates, Synthesis(Chemistry)

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE