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 37°C (99°F) 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 contamination in malt production and brewing. It is a breakdown product of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP), and is also produced by the bacterial metabolism of methanethiol.
copper bromide/dimethyl sulfide complex
Appearance & Physical State
clear colorless liquid
Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Highly flammable - note low boiling point, low flash point, and wide explosion limits. Mixtures with air are potentially explosive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Use in UK regulated by LPG Reg