Menthol (CAS 2216-51-5)


Menthol (CAS 2216-51-5)

Menthol is an organic compound, more specifically a monoterpenoid, made synthetically or obtained from the oils of corn mint, peppermint, or other mints. It is a waxy, crystalline substance, clear or white in color, which is solid at room temperature and melts slightly above.

The main form of menthol occurring in nature is (−)-menthol, which is assigned the (1R,2S,5R) configuration. Menthol has local anesthetic and counterirritant qualities, and it is widely used to relieve minor throat irritation. Menthol also acts as a weak κ-opioid receptor agonist.

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Industries: Cosmetic industry, Food industry , Feed industry
CAS number: 2216-51-5
WE number: 218-690-9
Chemical formula: C10H20O
Molar mass: 156,27 g/mol
Customs tariff code: 29061100

Other physical properties
Melting / freezing point: 41 – 43°C
Boiling point / range: 216°C
Relative density: 0,89 g/cm3
Solubility in water: 0,431 g/l

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25 kg bag