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L-MENTHYL ACETATE Basic information
L-MENTHYL ACETATE Chemical Properties
Safety Information
  • WGK Germany 3
  • RTECS AI5900000
L-MENTHYL ACETATE Usage And Synthesis
  • Chemical PropertiesColorless liquid; menthol-like odor.Slightly soluble in water; miscible with alcohol and ether. Combustible.
  • Chemical Propertiesl-Menthyl acetate has a fresh odor similar to mint and rose (on dilution). It has a characteristic, fresh, pungent flavor, different from menthol (being much milder). It has a cool mouthfeel with only a trace of mint flavor.
  • OccurrenceReported as a normal constituent of peppermint oil in varying amounts, depending on the source; the synthetic product is optically levorotatory; the commercial product is optically inactive.
  • UsesPerfumery, flavoring.
  • PreparationBy reacting acetic anhydride with menthol in the presence of anhydrous sodium acetate.
  • Taste threshold valuesTaste characteristics at 10 ppm: tea-like, cooling and fruity
  • Safety ProfileMildly toxic by ingestion. A skin irritant. Combustible liquid. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
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