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Sigma-Aldrich

DL-Menthol

≥95%, FCC, FG

Synonym(s):
2-Isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanol, Hexahydrothymol, Menthol
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C10H20O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
156.27
FEMA Number:
2665
Beilstein:
3194263
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
63
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
2.015
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic

grade

FG
Halal
Kosher

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FCC
FDA 21 CFR 117
FDA 21 CFR 172.515

vapor pressure

0.8 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥95%

bp

216 °C (lit.)

mp

34-36 °C (lit.)

density

0.89 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Featured Industry

Flavors and Fragrances

Organoleptic

cooling; minty; woody

food allergen

no known allergens

SMILES string

CC(C)C1CCC(C)CC1O

InChI

1S/C10H20O/c1-7(2)9-5-4-8(3)6-10(9)11/h7-11H,4-6H2,1-3H3

InChI key

NOOLISFMXDJSKH-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

DL-Menthol is a racemic mixture of D- and L-menthol. Its optical resolution produces L-menthol, which is widely used in confectionaries cosmetics and toothpaste for its characteristic peppermint flavor and cooling effect.

Packaging

250 g in poly bottle
4 kg in poly drum
1 kg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Taste at 25 ppm

Legal Information

For R&D Use and/or Food Manufacturing only

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Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point F

204.8 °F

Flash Point C

96 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Do Deep Eutectic Solvents Form Uniform Mixtures Beyond Molecular Microheterogeneities?
Percevault, et al.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 124, 9126-9135 (2020)
Optimized synthesis of lipase-catalyzed l-menthyl butyrate by Candia rugosa lipase.
Shih L, et al.
Food Chemistry, 100(3), 1223-1228 (2007)
Joanne D'Silva et al.
American journal of preventive medicine, 43(5 Suppl 3), S242-S248 (2012-10-25)
Menthol cigarettes account for 25% of the market in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration currently is considering regulatory action on tobacco products, including a ban on menthol cigarettes. With 39% of menthol smokers reporting that they would quit...
Shengyi Lu et al.
European journal of oral sciences, 121(1), 29-35 (2013-01-22)
This study was designed to investigate the effect of surrogate orofacial pain models on the quantitative sensory testing (QST) profile in healthy participants. Capsaicin, menthol, or saline (control) were applied topically onto the gingiva of 15 healthy subjects for 15 min....
Zongde Wang et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 18(9), 2854-2859 (2008-04-22)
A new class of low-toxicity mosquito repellents is synthesized from alpha- and beta-pinene in terpenoid compounds and preliminary biological tests show promising mosquito repellency. Statistical modeling is built using Codessa in order to reveal the quantitative relationship between the structure...

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