Natural Menthol Crystals (BP/EP/USP/JP/FCC)
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natural menthol crystals
A) Structure: C10H20O
B) Chemical Name
Color & Appearance:
Colorless, transparent hexagonal or needlelike crystals.
Having Characteristic odor of natural menthol obtained from mentha avensis oil.
Melting Point: 42-44Deg. C
Non-Volatile Matter: 0.05% Maximum
Solubility: 1g soluble in 5ml of 90% (V/V) alcohol, forming a clear solution.
Specific Rotation: -49-50Deg. C
Thymol Test: Negative
Litmus Paper Test: Neutral
As Content: 3ppm Maximum
Heavy Metal (Pb) : 10ppm Maximum
It is widely used in pharmaceutical, food, cigarettes, toothpastes, and cosmetics.
To store in closed containers. Keep in a cool and dry place below 33, avoid sunshine & rain.
F) Quality Guarantee
18 months (under the conditions of fulfilling requirements of transport, and that the packing is complete and sealed) .
G) Accord with the Chinese Pharmacopeia 95 Edition, the USP 23 Edition, and the FCC III Edition.