Menthone

L- Menthone  80% to 98%

Mol. Weight : 54.24
Formula : C10H18O.
OTHER NAME  p-Menthan-3-one , 1-methyl-4-isopropylcyclohexan-3-one
Boiling Point  208-210
CAS NO. - 89-80-5
Physical Appearance : Colourless, clear Liquid
Odour/Flavour : A characterstic aromatic and minty odour
Assay by GLC : L-MENTHONE upto 98%
Specific Gravity : 0.890 to 0.902 
Refractive Index : 1.4470 to 1.4580
Acidity/Alkalinity : Neutral to Litmus
Storage : Keep in cool place

  • Menthone is a naturally occurring organic compound with a molecular formula C10H18O. l-Menthone (or (5R, 2S)-trans-5-methyl-2-(l-methylethyl)cyclohexanone), shown at right, is the most abundant in nature of the four possible stereoisomers. 

    Menthone is a monoterpene and a ketone. It is structurally related to menthol which has a secondary alcohol in place of the carbonyl.

    Menthone is a constituent of the essential oils of pennyroyal, peppermint, geranium, and others. It is used in perfumery and cosmetics for its characteristic aromatic and minty odor.

    Menthone Exists as two  sterioisomers,  menthone and  isomenthone  in  many  essential  oils,  in particular in oils from Mentha spices. The isolation is carried out by fractional distillation of dementholized peppermint oil. They have a strong tendency for interconversion and are therefore, difficult to obtain in high purity Menthone and isomenthone are used for synthetic peppermint oil And in Food, Flavor, Cosmetic, Pharmaceuticals, Tobacco and Perfume Industries.
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Gyan Flavours Export is one of the leading Manufacturer and Exporter of Essential Oils, Aromatic Chemical, Spice Oils, Carrier Oils. Our company has been catering to the requirements of various essential oil and allied products in the Indian market to various multinationals for the past 40 years and now we are a well-established and reputed name in the Indian industry. We began with the sales in the local Indian market and gradually expanded our operations to International Markets.