ChemicalBook >>L-Menthol>>(1R,2S,5R)-(-)-Menthol(2216-51-5)


Product IdentificationBack to Contents
【Product Name】


(-)-Menthyl alcohol


【Molecular Weight】



【RTECS Class】

Mutagen; Natural Product; Primary Irritant


【Beilstein Reference】

【EC Class】

Physical and Chemical PropertiesBack to Contents

Crystals or granules. Peppermint odor.
【Solubility in water】

0.4 g/L
【Melting Point】

41 - 44
【Boiling Point】

【Vapor Pressure】

0.8 (25 C)

0.89 g/cm3 (15 C)
【Partition Coefficient】

【Heat Of Vaporization】

56.92 kJ/mol
【Heat Of Combustion】

-6319 kJ/mol

Medication: topical antipruritic, medication (vet): has been used as a mild local anesthetic, antiseptic & internally as a carminative & gastric sedative menthol.
【Refractive Index】

1.46 (20 C)
First Aid MeasuresBack to Contents

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.

Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.

Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.

Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Handling and StorageBack to Contents

Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry area away from incompatible substances.

Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use with adequate ventilation. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Hazards IdentificationBack to Contents

Causes respiratory tract irritation. Can produce delayed pulmonary edema.

Causes skin irritation.

Causes eye irritation. May cause conjunctivitis and corneal inflammation.

May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
【EC Risk Phrase】

R 37/38 41
【EC Safety Phrase】

S 26 36/37/39
Exposure Controls/Personal ProtectionBack to Contents
【Personal Protection】

Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.

A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
【Exposure Effects】

Effects may be delayed.
【Poison Class】

4 (Substances and products that must be considered harmful)
Fire Fighting MeasuresBack to Contents
【Flash Point】

【Fire Fighting】

Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Extinguishing media: Water may be ineffective. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Accidental Release MeasuresBack to Contents
【Small spills/leaks】

Wash area with soap and water. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability and ReactivityBack to Contents

Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.

Strong oxidizing agents, phenols, potassium permanganate, chromium trioxide, chloral hydrate, thymol, pyrogallol, resorcinol, camphor, butylchloral hydrate, betanaphthol, exalgine.

Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, acrid smoke and fumes.
Transport InformationBack to Contents
【HS Code】

2906 11 00
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