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W266523

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L-Menthol

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natural, ≥99%, FCC, FG

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Synonym(s):
(1R,2S,5R)-(−)-Menthol, (−)-Menthol, (1R,2S,5R)-2-Isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanol, 5-Methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexanol
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C10H20O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
156.27
FEMA Number:
2665
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1902293
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
65c
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
2.218

grade

FG
Halal
Kosher
natural

Quality Level

reg. compliance

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

vapor pressure

0.8 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99%

optical activity

[α]20/D −49°, c = 10 in 95% ethanol

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bp

212 °C (lit.)

mp

41-45 °C (lit.)

density

0.89 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

food allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

greener alternative category

organoleptic

minty; cooling; peppermint

SMILES string

CC(C)[C@@H]1CC[C@@H](C)C[C@H]1O

InChI

1S/C10H20O/c1-7(2)9-5-4-8(3)6-10(9)11/h7-11H,4-6H2,1-3H3/t8-,9+,10-/m1/s1

InChI key

NOOLISFMXDJSKH-KXUCPTDWSA-N

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General description

L-Menthol is the principal component of peppermint oil. It is widely used in confectionaries cosmetics and toothpaste for its characteristic peppermint flavor and cooling effect.

Application

L-Menthol can be used as a model flavor compound to prepare flavor encapsulated porous cellulose particles for food processing applications.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Taste at 25 ppm

Other Notes

Natural occurrence: Mentha species.

Disclaimer

The substance W266523 has no REACH registration because the only supported use is the use in medicinal products for human or veterinary use or in food or feedingstuffs according to article 2 of the REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.

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Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

201.2 °F - closed cup

flash_point_c

94 °C - closed cup

ppe

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves


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