Menthyl Acetate
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Title: Menthyl Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 89-48-5
CAS Name: 5-Methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexanol acetate
Molecular Formula: C12H22O2
Molecular Weight: 198.30
Percent Composition: C 72.68%, H 11.18%, O 16.14%
Line Formula: CH3COOC10H19
Literature References: Present in peppermint oil.
Properties: Colorless liquid, characteristic odor. d420 0.919. bp 227°. nD20 1.4468. [a]D20 -79.42°. Slightly sol in water; miscible with alcohol, ether.
Boiling point: bp 227°
Optical Rotation: [a]D20 -79.42°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.4468
Density: d420 0.919
Use: In perfumery; emphasizes floral notes, especially that of rose, used in toilet waters having a lavender odor. Has been suggested for flavoring extracts having caraway or mint flavors.

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