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L-Menthol

natural, ≥99%, FCC, FG

Synonym: (−)-Menthol, (1R,2S,5R)-(−)-Menthol, (1R,2S,5R)-2-Isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanol, 5-Methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexanol

  • CAS Number 2216-51-5

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C10H20O

  • Molecular Weight 156.27

  •  FEMA Number 2665

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1902293

  •  EC Number 218-690-9

  •  Council of Europe no. 65c

  •  MDL number MFCD00062979

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901227

  •  Flavis number 2.218

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Properties

Related Categories Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products, Certified Natural Products, Flavors and Fragrances, I-N,
grade   FG
  Kosher
  natural
reg. compliance   FCC
  FDA 21 CFR (117)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
vapor pressure   0.8 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   NOOLISFMXDJSKH-KXUCPTDWSA-N
assay   ≥99%
optical activity   [α]20/D −49°, c = 10 in 95% ethanol
bp   212 °C(lit.)
mp   41-45 °C (lit.)
density   0.89 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   minty; cooling; peppermint
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens

Description

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.

Packaging

1 kg in glass bottle

100 g in glass bottle

4 kg in fiber drum

Biochem/physiol Actions

Taste at 25 ppm

Other Notes

Natural occurrence: Mentha species.

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Legal Information

For R&D Use and/or Food Manufacturing only

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
OT0700000
Flash Point(F) 
213.8 °F
Flash Point(C) 
101 °C

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The Complex Regulatory Landscape for Natural Flavor Ingredients

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1Senior Quality Assurance Specialist
2International Sales Coordinator, Sigma-Aldrich Flavors & Fragrances
Keywords: Fermentation, Food Safety, Oxidations

Understanding the Complexities of Kosher Ingredients

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1Dr. Luke Grocholl, Quality Assurance Supervisor, Sigma-Aldrich Flavors & Fragrances
Keywords: Fermentation, Food & Beverage, Safety industry

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