Menthol Crystals, I.P., BP, USP/EP ( Natural Menthol Crystals )
Description :

Menthol Crystals is an organic compound derieved from Indian Mentha Arvensis Oil. Menthol Crystals appears colourless prism-shaped or needle shaped crystals, which is solid at 42?~43? temperature and melts slightly above. Menthol has been studied as anti-bacterial and anti-fungul. Menthol Crystals can be used in perfumes, cosmetics, analgesic balms, ointments, lotions, creams, tooth paste, shampoos and conditioners. Beside this there are many diversified application of Menthol Crystals in Pharmaceuticals, Food-Additives, Flavours and Fragrances, Oral Care and many other industries. Menthol Crystals also used as cooling agent.

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

 

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.