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Menthyl Acetate

Not to be confused with methyl acetate.
L-Menthyl acetate[1]
CAS number 2623-23-6
PubChem 220674
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Molecular formula C12H22O2
Molar mass 198.30 g/mol
Density 0.92 g/mL
Boiling point

229-230 °C

Flash point 77 °C
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Menthyl acetate is a natural monoterpene which contributes to the smell and flavor of peppermint. It is the acetate ester of menthol. Menthyl acetate constitutes 3-5% of the volatile oil of mentha piperita.[2]


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