Menthone

  • trans-p-Menthan-3-one
  • trans-Menthan-3-one
  • p-Menthone
  • trans-Menthone
Formula
C10H18O
Structure
Description
Colorless, oily, mobile liq. Slight peppermint odor.
Uses
In perfume & flavor compositions l-form.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
89-80-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
201-941-1
RTECS
OS9542200
RTECS class
Mutagen
UN (DOT)
1325
Beilstein/Gmelin
3195565
Beilstein Reference
4-07-00-00088
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C10H18O
Formula mass
154.28
Melting point, °C
-16
Boiling point, °C
210
Density
0.894 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Viscosity
2.493 cp (25 C)
Refractive index
1.4504 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Make no contact with the spilled material. ELIMINATE all ignition sources and ground all equipment. With clean shovel place material into clean, dry container and cover loosely; move containers from spill area.
Stability
No data.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Small Fires: Dry chemical, carbon dioxide, sand, earth, water spray or regular foam. Large Fires: Water spray, fog or regular foam.
Fire potential
Flammable/combustible material. May be ignited by friction, heat, sparks or flames.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
drowsiness, ataxia and coma may occur. Seizures and muscle twitching have been seen in overdosed animals.
   Ingestion
GI reflux and heartburn may occur, as may nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
   Skin
Irritation, chemical burns, and skin necrosis may occur from topical use. Contact dermatitis and urticaria may be seen.
   Eyes
See Skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
In case of contact with substance, immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
1325
Response guide
Hazard class
4.1
Packing Group
II; III