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L-Menthol is a natural organic compound with a cooling, minty aroma similar to peppermint. It's commonly found in mint oils and is used in pharmaceuticals, oral care products, and personal care items for its refreshing sensation and potential therapeutic properties.

CATEGORY: Mint Derivatives
INDUSTRY: Flavor , Fragrance , Pharmaceuticals
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L-Menthol, an organic compound with a cooling, minty aroma akin to peppermint, is prevalent in mint oils. It's valued in pharmaceuticals, oral care, and personal care products for its refreshing sensation and potential therapeutic effects.


L-Menthol is added to topical pain relief products such as balms and ointments for its cooling sensation and potential analgesic properties. In oral care items like toothpaste and mouthwash, it provides a refreshing taste and may offer antibacterial benefits.

Industry Application

L-Menthol finds application in the pharmaceutical industry for its analgesic properties, providing relief from pain and discomfort in topical preparations. Additionally, it's utilized in the oral care industry for its refreshing taste and potential antibacterial effects.


Molecular Formula C10H20O
Product Type (Natural/Synthetic) Synthetic
Haz/Non Haz Non Haz
Package Size (in KG) 180
Category Mint Derivatives
Industry Flavor
Color/Appearance Colourless to white
Solubility Soluble in equal volume of ethanol
Appreance Solid mass
Optical Rotation (20°C) (-) 450 – (-) 510
Non Volatile Residue NMT 0.05%
GC Analysis 99.0% Min
Storage Store in cool, dry and dark places, Away from direct sunlight.

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