- (-)-Menthyl alcohol
Crystals or granules. Peppermint odor.
Medication: topical antipruritic, medication (vet): has been used as a mild local anesthetic, antiseptic & internally as a carminative & gastric sedative menthol.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
R 37/38 41
S 26 36/37/39
Mutagen; Natural Product; Primary Irritant
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
41 - 44
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.8 (25 C)
0.89 g/cm3 (15 C)
Solubility in water
7.37 cp (52 C)
27.17 g/s2 (60 C)
1.46 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of fusion
Heat of vaporization
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry area away from incompatible substances.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use with adequate ventilation. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Wash area with soap and water. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Strong oxidizing agents, phenols, potassium permanganate, chromium trioxide, chloral hydrate, thymol, pyrogallol, resorcinol, camphor, butylchloral hydrate, betanaphthol, exalgine.
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, acrid smoke and fumes.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Extinguishing media: Water may be ineffective. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
4 (Substances and products that must be considered harmful)
Effects may be delayed.
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Causes respiratory tract irritation. Can produce delayed pulmonary edema.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes eye irritation. May cause conjunctivitis and corneal inflammation.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
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