Detailed Product Description
STANDARDS USP, BP, EP, JSCI, FCC IV
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Levomenthol, Levomentholum, L-Menthol
CHEMICAL NAME (1R,2S,5R)-5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexanol
BTN 2906 1100 00
APPEARANCE Prismatic or acicular, colourless, shiny crystals
CHARACTERISTICS Produced by the freezing and drying of mentha arvensis oil. Used extensively in a wide range of flavours and fragrances.
ODOUR Minty fresh, cool
ASSAY Min 99.0%
SOLUBILITY Soluble in ethanol and in ether and very slightly soluble in water. L-menthol sublimes gradually at room temperature.
HEAVY METALS (as Pb) 0.002% max
MELTING RANGE 41°C ~ 44°C
SPECIFIC ROTATION -48° ~ -51°
RESIDUE ON EVAPORATION Max 0.05%
IMPURITIES Meets the USP requirement
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