Menthol (CAS 2216-51-5)

Products & Informations

Menthol is colorless, transparent hexagonal or needlelike crystals. It is crystallized from Chinese Mentha Arvensis.

It is industrially prepared by the catalytic and hydrogenation of thymol.

Menthol is widely used in food flavoring, especially the flavor preparation of sugar and beverage.

APPLICATIONS & USES

  1. used as fragrance in perfumery
  2. used in cosmetics
  3. used in food flavoring, especially the flavor preparation of sugar and beverage
  4. used as ingredient in mouth freshners and tooth paste
  5. used in cough drops
  6. used as ingredient of analgesic balms and pain killing ointments

Toxicological Information

LD50 oral, rat 3300mg/kg
LD50 dermal, rabbit 5gm/kg min

Packaging

Storage

  • flammable materials should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room
  • 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
  • keep dry and cool place below 25 ℃

Remark

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SALES SPECIFICATIONS

Appearance Colorless, transparent hexagonal or needlelike crystals.
Odour Characteristic of natural Menthol
Non-volatile Matter, % 0.05 max
Optical Rotation, @25°C, ° -50 to -49
Purity, @GC, % 99.5 min
Solubility, @25℃ 1g sample dissolve in 5ml 90% Alcohol
As Content, mg/kg 3 max
Heavy Metal Content(As Pb), mg/kg 10 max