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Menthol Crystal

CAS #2216-51-5

Menthol is an organic compound made synthetically or obtained from corn mint, peppermint, or other mint oils.
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Introduction

Purity: 99%min
Appearance: Transparent Hexagonal Or Needlelike Crystals
HS Code: 29061100
Menthol crystal is applied in food field, often used as additives, with distinct fragrance smell, menthol can promote digestion and increase appetite;
Menthol crystal is Applied in daily necessities field, menthol can be added into a large amount of oral cleaning products, such as dentifrices, mouthwash and tooth powder;

Menthol crystal is Applied in pharmaceutical field, because menthol has the function of inhibition and paralysis to sensory nerve endings, it can be used as counter irritant.

Appearance: Colorless, Transparent Hexagonal Or Needlelike Crystals;
Odor: Having Characteristic Odor Of Natural Menthol Obtained From Menthol Avensis Oil;
Melting Point: 42 - 44°C;
Non-volatile Matter: 0.05% Maximum;
Specific Rotation25: -50°- -49°
AS Content: ≤3PPM
Heavy Metal Content: ≤10PPM
Chemical Constituents: 99.50 min Laevo-menthol
Standard: CP2005

Functions and Applications

1. Menthol acts as a carminative, meaning that it prevents and treats gas in the intestines.
2.Menthol also relaxes the intestinal muscles and prevents spasms.    
3.Additionally, menthol has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory actions, notes the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.    
4.Menthol’s potential use in treating respiratory conditions stems from its ability to dilate the bronchioles, says the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.    
5.Menthol’s use in treating colds, flu and bronchitis is also related to its expectorant actions, which involves thinning and loosening mucous congestion.  

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