Agent Name

d-Menthol

CAS Number

15356-60-2

Formula

C10-H20-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(1S,2R,5S)-(+)-Menthol; (1S,2R,5S)-Menthol; Menthol, (1S,3S,4R)-(+)-; (+)-Menthol; Cyclohexanol, 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)-, (1S,2R,5S)-; Cyclohexanol, 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)-, (1S-(1alpha,2beta,5alpha))-; [ChemIDplus] (1S,2R,5S)-2-Isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanol; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

White solid with a minty odor; [OECD SIDS: IUCLID Data Set] White crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Pure form used only for scientific purposes; [OECD SIDS: IUCLID Data Set]

Comments

Menthol isomers demonstrate moderate skin and mild eye irritation; Low potential for skin sensitization; Low order of toxicity in repeated-dose oral studies (no specific systemic effects); No evidence of toxicity to fertility or development, teratogenicity, or carcinogenicity; [OECD SIDS] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Menthol."

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

, STEL = 3 ppm (OARS WEEL)

Vapor Pressure

0.8 mm Hg

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