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Product name: L-Menthol
CAS NO.: 2216-51-5
Molecular formula: C10H20O
Molecular weight:156.265
Appearance: white acicular crystal,cool mint aroma
Storage condition: store in a cool and dry place

L-Menthol description

L-menthol is an organic substance. It has a cool fragrance of mint. It is soluble in organic solvents such as ethanol, acetone, ether, chloroform and benzene, and slightly soluble in water. The chemical property is relatively stable and can volatilize with steam.  

Menthol is made in leaves, which is the main component of peppermint oil. It is a kind of cyclic monoterpene. It is a highly volatile essential oil produced by plants. Its components are mostly semiterpenes, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, especially in warm climate. Some important plant pigments are terpenoids or compounds containing terpenoid groups.

L-menthol function and application  

1. Menthol and racemic menthol can be used as toothpaste, perfume, flavoring agents for beverages and candies.

2. L-menthol is used as an irritant in medicine. It acts on the skin or mucous membrane and has a cooling and antipruritic effect. Its esters are used in spices and drugs.