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Menthone

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
2-Isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanone
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C10H18O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
154.25
Beilstein:
774527
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

analytical standard

Quality Level

assay

≤19% (isomenthone, minor component, GC)
≥81% (GC)
≥97.0% (mixture of isomers, GC)

optical activity

[α]/D -7.0±5°, neat

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.449-1.451

bp

85-88 °C/12 mmHg (lit.)

density

0.896 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

SMILES string

CC(C)C1CCC(C)CC1=O

InChI

1S/C10H18O/c1-7(2)9-5-4-8(3)6-10(9)11/h7-9H,4-6H2,1-3H3

InChI key

NFLGAXVYCFJBMK-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Menthone belongs to the group of terpenes, found in a variety of volatile oils including pennyroyal, peppermint, and geranium. It finds applications in perfume and flavor compositions. Menthone is reported as a characteristic marker for the consumption of peppermint liqueurs, herbal, and bitter liqueurs.

Application

Menthone may be used as an analytical reference standard for the quantification of the analyte in food, pharmaceutical products, serum samples and Menthae Herba using chromatography techniques.
Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Resp. Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

156.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

69 °C - closed cup

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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