Carvone naturally occurs in many essential oils. It has two optical isomers, L-carvone and D-carvone.

l-Carvone is abundant in all kinds of spearmintessential oil, and D-carvone is abundant in caraway oil. It appears colorless to lightly yellow clear liquid.

l-Carvone is mainly used for the preparation of peppermint flavor of food and fragrance formulation of daily chemicals.

Substance Identification

Synonyms (-)-p-Mentha-6,8-dien-2-one | Carvol | (-)-Carvone
CAS 6485-40-1
EINECS 229-352-5
FEMA 2249
Molecular Formula C10H14O
Moleclar Weight 150.221

Application & Uses

  • used in perfumery
  • used in the fragrance formulation of daily commodities, especially in toothpaste, soaps and detergents
  • used in food and beverage flavor, especially in chewing gum and sugar
  • used as active ingredient in insecticide

Features & Benefits

  • Solubility: soluble in ethanol, dethyl ether; insoluble in water

Sales Specification

Appearance Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid
Specific Gravity, @25.00°C 0.95600 to 0.96000
Refractive Index, @20.00°C 1.49500 to 1.49900
Optical Rotation, ° -62.00 to -57.00
Purity, % 99 min
LD50 oral, rat 1640mg/kg


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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H227/302/317/401
P-Code P210/261/264/270/272/273/280
Response P301+P312+P330 P302+P352 P333+P313 P370+P378
Storage P403+P235
Disposal P501
UN Number: UN 1993 3/PG 3 |  S-phrases: S36 | R-phrases: R22


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  • ground all equipment containing material
  • keep away from heat
  • keep away from sources of ignition
  • keep container tightly closed
  • keep in a cool, well-ventilated place

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