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