Menthyl Acetate
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Menthyl Acetate

Product Name: Menthyl Acetate
CAS NO.: 89-48-5
Molecular formula: C12H22O2
Molecular weight: 198.30
Appearance: Colorless Transparent Liquid

Menthyl acetate description

1. It can be directly extracted from mint.

2. L-menthol reacts with acetic anhydride in the presence of anhydrous sodium acetate. After the reaction is completed, the excess acid is washed off with water. After neutralization, rectification and refining are carried out.

3. Menthol and acetyl chloride are heated together for esterification, then neutralized, the organic layer is separated, and the product is prepared by vacuum rectification.

Menthyl acetate function and application

1. It is mainly used to prepare mint, fruit and berry essence.

2. It is also used in cosmetics, toilet water, soap and other daily chemical products.