Cristaux De Menthol, also known as hexahydrothymol, common name menthol, scientific name 5-methyl-2-isopropyl-cyclohexanol. It is a very important cycloterpene alcohol. Levo-menthol has a characteristic mint aroma and has a cooling effect. Racemic-menthol also has cooling effect, other isomers have no cooling effect. L-menthol is widely used in medicine and hygiene, and can be used as poultice, ointment, analgesic, local anesthetic, cooling agent, antipruritic, mouthwash, bactericide, as well as for the treatment of toothache, Stomach pain, neuralgia lozenges, etc.; the second major use is spice, levomenthol is the spice with the greatest demand among the cyclic monoterpene alcohols, and can be used as tobacco spice, used together with peppermint oil to prepare toothpaste flavor, and other spice. Preparation of toilet water; Menthol can also be used as a flavoring agent for various foods, such as for the preparation of candy, chewing gum, cakes, fruit wine, refreshing drinks, etc.
Cristaux De Menthol used to be mainly isolated from natural peppermint oil. Natural menthol is affected by weather and sunshine, and its output and quality will fluctuate, and the price will also fluctuate, and the production cost of users is not easy to determine. The quality of synthetic Cristaux De Menthol products is stable, and its price is relatively stable, which is easier for manufacturers to accept. There is not much difference in quality between synthetic menthol and natural products; the former is lower than the latter in price. Due to the increasing industrial use of menthol: in daily chemical, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, food, beverage and tobacco industries, its demand is increasing substantially. Historically, Cristaux De Menthol was extracted from plants, and the yield was greatly affected by seasons, planting areas, etc., resulting in very large price fluctuations.
Since Germany’s Dezhixin Company and Japan’s Takasago Company launched chemically synthesized Cristaux De Menthol, the price has stabilized. Synthetic menthol has a stable taste, relatively cheap price, and is easily accepted by manufacturers. Due to the destruction of the natural environment and the increase in labor costs and other factors As a result, the production of natural menthol is becoming less and less, resulting in a slow rise in the price of Cristaux De Menthol. Therefore, vigorously developing the synthetic menthol industry has good economic prospects.