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L-Menthol CAS 2216-51-5

Molecular Formula: C10H20O

Formula Weight: 156.27

ZSpharmac: L-Menthol Raw Material Supplier

Product Name: L-Menthol
CAS No: 2216-51-5
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:L-Menthol
Other Names:Menthol
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Colorless to White Crystals or Crystalline Needles
EINECS No.:218-690-9
Storage:Store Below +30°C.
Provide:L-Menthol MSDS;
L-Menthol COA

What is L-Menthol?

L-menthol is a naturally occurring compound, CAS: 2216-51-5, also known as menthol. It is a fatty alcohol compound and has a cool, minty taste and smell. L-menthol is usually derived from the extract of the mint plant and is purified through distillation and crystallization. It is a colorless to light yellow oily liquid that can be diluted in organic solvents such as ethanol and acetone.

L-menthol is widely used in industry, mainly in the production of chewing gum, toothpaste, oral medicines, cosmetics, perfumes and other products to give products a special refreshing taste and smell. In addition, L-menthol also has antibacterial, analgesic, expectorant and other effects and is used in the medical field.

L-Menthol Property

Melting point 

41-45 °C (lit.)

Boiling point 

212 °C (lit.)


-51 º (589nm, c=10, EtOH)


0.89 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

vapor pressure 

0.8 mm Hg ( 20 °C)

refractive index 



200 °F

storage temp. 

Store below +30°C.




Crystals or Crystalline Needles



Specific Gravity



Colorless to white


at 10.00 % in dipropylene glycol. peppermint cooling mentholic minty

Odor Type


optical activity

[α]22/D 49°, c = 10 in 95% ethanol

Water Solubility 



L-Menthol Uses

Food additives: L-menthol has a cool mint flavor and is often used as a food additive, such as chewing gum, candies, mints, etc., to increase the taste and aroma.

Flavors and flavors: Due to its unique mint aroma, L-menthol is widely used in the manufacture of perfumes, soaps, shampoos and other spices and flavors to enhance the aroma of products.

Cosmetics and personal care products: L-menthol is often used in the manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products such as toothpaste, mouth fresheners, and foot care products.

Drug ingredients: L-menthol has anti-itching, analgesic, antibacterial and other pharmacological effects, such as anti-itch cream, headache-relieving ointment, etc.

Outstanding Features of L-Menthol

Strong mint scent: L-menthol is known for its powerful mint aroma and is commonly used in a variety of products such as food, oral care items, flavors, and fragrances.

Quick evaporation: Due to its high volatility, L-menthol quickly evaporates and provides a cooling and refreshing sensation. This makes it a popular ingredient in chewing gum, oral medications, toothpaste, and more.

Antibacterial properties: L-menthol also possesses antibacterial properties, which can help inhibit the growth of oral bacteria and promote oral hygiene.

Refreshing sensation: The cooling effect of L-menthol provides a refreshing sensation, making it suitable for use in creams, lotions, and other products to promote a sense of freshness and comfort.

Classification of L-Menthol

Based on its structure and optical properties, menthol can be divided into two different stereoisomers: L-menthol and D-menthol.

The “L-” and “D-” prefixes indicate the optical activity of menthol molecules. The optical activity of L-menthol is more consistent with the mint flavor perceived by the human body. L-menthol has a strong cooling sensation and is widely used in oral care products, pharmaceutical preparations, food additives and other fields. L-menthol is generally more expensive than other menthol compounds, but still receives widespread attention and applications due to its unique aroma and efficacy.


Yoshii, H., Sakane, A., Kawamura, D. et al. Release kinetics of (−)-menthol from chewing gum. J Incl Phenom Macrocycl Chem 57, 591–596 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10847-006-9279-7

As a company specializing in the production and supply of L-Menthol raw materials, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and preferential prices. We have rich experience and technology to ensure product quality and stable supply. No matter where you are, we can provide you with the L-Menthol raw materials you need to support your production and research and development.

We always adhere to the principle of honest operation, strictly control product quality, and serve every customer with a customer-first attitude. Over the years, we have established good cooperative relationships with customers at home and abroad and won their trust and praise.

If you have needs or are interested in our products, please contact our service staff directly, we will wholeheartedly provide you with the best quality services and products. Looking forward to cooperating with you and developing together!

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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