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.

Substance Identification

Synonyms Menthol Crystal | Levomenthol | Menthomenthol | Peppermint camphor | Hexahydrothymol
CAS 2216-51-5
EINECS 218-690-9
FEMA 2665
HS.CODE 291500
Molecular Formula C10H20O
Moleclar Weight 156.27

Application & Uses

  • used as fragrance in perfumery
  • used in cosmetics
  • used in food flavoring, especially the flavor preparation of sugar and beverage
  • used as ingredient in mouth freshners and tooth paste
  • used in cough drops
  • used as ingredient of analgesic balms and pain killing ointments

Sales Specification

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


  • Fiber Drum, 25kg net each

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H315/319/402
P-Code P264/273/280
Response P302+P352 P305+P351+P338 P332+P313 P337+P313 P362+P364
Storage No data available
Disposal P501
UN Number: S-phrases: S26-S37/39 | R-phrases: R36/37/38;R41


  • 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 ℃


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