Pharm-Rx Menthol

Pharm-Rx Menthol, chemically identified as L-Menthol, serves as a phytochemical within pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Categorized under phytochemicals and plant extracts in nutraceuticals and supplements, it operates in over-the-counter (OTC) functions and is commonly utilized for various applications owing to its natural properties and potential health benefits derived from plant extracts.

Ingredient Name: L-Menthol

Chemical Name: Menthol

CAS Number: 89-78-1, 2216-51-5

Functions: OTC, Phytochemical

Synonyms: (1R,2S,5R)-5-Methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexanol, (1R,2S,5R)-2-Isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexan-1-ol, (1R,2S,5R)-2-Isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanol, (1R,2S,5R)-5-Methyl-2-(propan-2-yl)cyclohexanol, (-)-trans-p-Menthan-cis-3-ol, (1R,2S,5R)-(-)-Menthol, (-)-(1R,3R,4S)-Menthol, (-)-Menthyl alcohol, (1R)-(-)-Menthol, (R)-(-)-Menthol, l-(-)-Menthol, 1R-Menthol, (-)-Menthol, L-Mentholum, Levomenthol, FEMA 2665, NSC 62788, Hakkano, Minclea

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    Identification & Functionality

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    Menthol is an alcohol obtained from oils derived from a variety of mints or prepared synthetically. Menthol may be levorotatory (l-menthol) from natural or synthetic sources, or racemic (dl-menthol). It contains not less than 98.0% and not more than 102.0% of menthol (C₁₀H₂₀O).

    Chemical Structure

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    Applications & Uses


    Physical Form
    Typical Properties
    ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
    Molecular Weight156.27

    Regulatory & Compliance

    USP Reference Standards
    • USP Menthol RS

    Packaging & Availability

    Labelling Information

    Label it to indicate whether it is levorotatory or racemic.

    Storage & Handling

    Storage Information

    Preserve in tight containers, preferably at controlled room temperature.