DL-Menthol
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DL-Menthol
Alias
(+-)-(1R*,3R*,4S*)-Menthol
Cyclohexanol, 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)-, (1R,2S,5R)-rel-
Menthol
Category
Non-ionic surfactants-Alcohol
CAS No.
89-78-1; 1490-04-6
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C10H20O
Molecular Weight: 156.27
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: colorless needle crystal; or crystal powder.
Odor: peppermint odor.
Solubility: insoluble in water.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: cat intramuscular LDLo: 37mg/Kg;
cat oral LDLo: 1500mg/Kg;
mouse intraperitoneal LDLo: 1800mg/Kg;
rat intramuscular LD50: 10000mg/Kg;
rat oral LD50: 3180mg/Kg;
rat intraperitoneal LDLo: 1500mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, masking, dispersing abilities. cooling effect.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
Actives*, %, ≥
95
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Use as perfume.
Use as intermediate in organic synthesis.
Masking agent, perfume, conditioning agent in personal care products.
Use as insecticide, preservative.
Use as food additive.
Use as pharmaceutical ingredient.
Use as cooling agent.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/: 89-78-1
Update: 20130920(1);

 

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