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Menthol Crystals


Menthol Crystals

Specifications

CAS Number 2216-51-5
Quality IP/BP/USP/JP/EP standards
Botanical Source Mentha arvinces
Synonym 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl) Cyclohexanol; 3-p-methanol
Empirical Formula C10H20O
Molecular weight 156.27

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Features

PROTOCOL (IP/EP) STANDARDS
Description Colourless, hexagonal or needle-like crystals Prismatic or acicular, colourless, shiny crystals.
Identification When it is triturated with about an equal weight of camphor of chloral hydrate or of phenol the mixture liquefies.
Solubility Practically insoluble in water, very soluble in ethanol and in light petroleum. Freely soluble in fatty oils and in liquid paraffin, very slightly soluble in glycerol.
Optical Rotation -450 TO -510
Melting Point(0C) 410 TO 440
Non-Volatile Matter NMT 0.05%
Residual Solvent Nil

 

 

ASSAY BY GLC
L-Menthol Content NLT 97.00%
Use In liqueurs, confectionery, perfumery, cigarettes, cough drops, nasal inhalers, pharmaceutical preparations, etc.
Storage Condition Store in well closed containers, in cool and dry storage area.

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