MENTHOL AND PEPPERMINT OIL

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Manufactured by extraction of menthol from menthol oil. The oil is chilled to a temperature of -40°C to separate the menthol, which is later crystallized by slow cooling. These crystals are available in the following two grades and confirm to IP/BP/USP/JP/FCC-III standards.

Menthol Large Crystals

Menthol Small Crystals

Menthol Terpeneless Crystals


Terpeneless crystals are made by the fractional distillation of menthol oil. The distilled oil yields pure menthol as a fraction, that is gradually cooled and crystallized. These crystals are available in the following two grades and confirm to IP/BP/USP/JP/ FCC-III standards.


Menthol Large Crystals

Menthol Small Crystals


Specifications for Menthol


  • Other Name
  • 1-Methyl-4-isopropyl cyclohexane-3-ol
  • Molecular Weight
  • 156.27
  • Description
  • Colourless crystals with a refreshing mint odour
  • Solubility
  • Very soluble in Alcohol and slightly in water
  • Taste
  • Cool sensation in mouth, characteristic mint flavour
  • Acidity/Alkalinity
  • Neutral to Litmus solution
  • Analysis
  • VC
  • USP
  • BP
  • JP
  • FCC-III
  • IP
  • Melting Point (°C )
  • 42 to 44
  • 41 to 44
  • 41 to 44
  • 42 to 44
  • 42 to 44
  • 41 to 44
  • Optical Rotation
  • -49° to -50°
  • -49° to -50°
  • -49° to -50°
  • -49° to -51°
  • -49° to -50°
  • -49° to -50°
  • Non-volatile matter
  • 0.05%
  • 0.05%
  • 0.05%
  • 0.05%
  • 0.05%
  • 0.05%
  • Menthol (not less than)
  • 99.70%
  • 97.00%
  • Not Specified
  • 98.00%
  • Not Specified
  • Not Specified
  • JP - Japanese Pharma
  • VC - Vinayak Corporation
  • USP - United States Pharma
  • FCC-III Food Codex (American Food Grade)
  • BP - British Pharma
  • IP - Indian Pharma
Specifications for Peppermint Oil (Ex. Mentha Arvinses)
  • Description
  • Colourless or pale yellow liquid with a refreshing mint odour.
  • Solubility
  • 1ml dissolves in 4ml of70% alchohol
  • Taste
  • Cool sensetion in mouth and characteristic mint flavour
  • Acidity/Alkalinity
  • Neutral to Litmus solution
  • Specific Gravity
  • 0.900g - 0.916g
  • Optical Rotation
  • -10° to -30°
  • Refractive Index
  • 1.460 - 1.467
  • Fixed Oils and Fats
  • Negetive
  • L-Menthol Content
  • 37% - 40%
  • Total Menthol Content
  • Not less than 50%

This Oil is available in various blends depending on the requirement of the user.

Menthol Crystals & Peppermint Uses
  • Category
  • Products
  • Suggested Dosage
  • Oral Products
  • Toothpste

    Mouthwashes

    Oral sprays

  • 0.5%

    1.0% -2.0%

    0.3%

  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Drugs

    Compresses Medicated Oils

    Analgesic balms

    Rubbing Alchohol

  • 0.1%

    0.1% - 0.2%

    2.0% - 4%

    2.0% - 3%

    1.0% - 1.2%

  • Confectionary Goods
  • Chewing Gum

    Hard Candies

    Cough Drops

    Lozenges

    Licorice

  • 0.5%

    0.05% - 0.1%

    0.1%

    0.1%

    0.05% - 0.1%

  • Tobacco Goods
  • Regular Cigarettes

    Menthol Cigarettes

  • 0.03%

    0.1% - 0.2%

    weak effect

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  • Pipe Tobacco

    Chewing Tobacco

  • 0.2% - 0.45%

    strong effect

    0.3%

    0.05% - 0.1%

  • Perfumed Products
  • Lotions

    Pre-shave Lotions

    Handkerchiefs

    Foot Sprays

    Shampoo

    Refreshing Towels

    Cooling Gels

  • 0.05%

    0.2% - 0.3%

    0.1% - 0.2%

    0.5%

    0.2% - 0.5%

    1.0%

    1.0%

  • Peppermint oils
  • Menthol Crystals and its derivatives can also be added to various peppermint oil compositions to enhance the cooling and refreshing effects, like perfumes, Eau De Toilettes, Deodorants, etc.

Packaging
  • Menthol Crystals
  • Mint Oil
  • Insulation is provided by the inner covering of Thermocol and the crystals itself are packed in two polythene bags. Packed 25 Kilograms net in a fibre Drum 1FCL contains 360 drums of total net weight 9000 Kilograms.

  • Packed 180 Kilograms net in Galvanized Iron Drums. 1FCL contains 80 drums of total net weight 14400 Kilograms

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