Agent Name

l-Menthone

CAS Number

14073-97-3

Formula

C10-H18-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Cyclohexanone, 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)-, (2S,5R)-; Cyclohexanone, 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)-, (2S-trans)-; L-Menthan-3-one; [ChemIDplus] (2S,5R)-5-Methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexanone; (1R,4S)-(-)-p-Menthan-3-one; [Merck Index] (2S,5R)-5-Methyl-2-propan-2-ylcyclohexan-1-one; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] (-)-Menthone; (1R,4S)-p-Menthan-3-one; (2S,5R)-2-Isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanone; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Liquid with a mild odor of peppermint; [Merck Index] Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Present in a variety of volatile oils; Used in perfumes and flavors; [Merck Index] Used in cleaning-washing products, polishes, waxes, consumer biocidal products, and cosmetics-personal care products; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

A skin irritant that may cause sensitization; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] Search for (14073-97-3[EC/RN Number]) AND (allergic OR dermatitis OR sensitizer OR sensitization): no results; [PubMed] See "Menthone."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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