Menthol is organic compound derived from oil of different types of mint or are produced synthetically. Menthol is a clear to white in color, crystalline, waxy product which melts at higher temperature. When inhaled, consumed or applied to skin, this substance causes cooling sensation, it is because of its ability to ability of chemically triggering the skin's cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors. It works as an antibacterial agent, therefore used topically in dental care. Our company supplies menthol flakes produced by freezing peppermint oil and filtering menthol crystals for separation. It is used in many products, from lip balms, cough medicines, balms to nose inhalers and creams.
Chemical Name 5-METHYL-2-(1-METHYLETHYL) - CYCLOHEXANOL
Molecular weight 156.27
Empirical formula C 10 H 20 O
CAS No. 2216 - 51 - 5
EINECS # 218 - 690 - 9
COE No. 63
JECFA No. 427
FEMA No. 2665
Appearance Shiny Crystals
Odour Pleasant and characteristic
Taste Refreshing, pleasant followed by cooling taste
Solubility Soluble in Alcohol.
Specific Rotation -45 to -51f
Melting Point 41.0 ƒ C to 44.0 ƒ C
Non volatile residue 0.05% max
Flash Point 93 ƒ C (close cup method)
Boiling point 212 ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â° C. @ 760 mm Hg.
Vapor pressure 0.8 mm Hg. @ 20 ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â° C.
Shelf life 5 Years
GC Purity 99.40% Min. (L-Menthol Content)
HS Code 2906 . 11 . 00
Batch/Lot Size 1000 Kgs. To 9000 Kgs.
Container Type 25 Kg In Papper Drums