Menthyl acetate

  • Cyclohexanol, 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)-, acetate, (1alpha,2beta,5alpha)
Formula
CH3COOC10H19
Structure
Uses
Substance is used in as an aroma for perfumes.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
89-48-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
201-911-8
Merck
13,5863
Beilstein/Gmelin
1944034
Beilstein Reference
2-06-00-00051
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C12H22O2
Formula mass
198.31
Melting point, °C
37 - 38
Boiling point, °C
227
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.071 (25 C)
Density
0.925 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.4458 (20 C)
Heat of vaporization
94.4 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Keep away from heat and open flame. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Cover with dry lime or soda ash, pick up, keep in a closed container, and hold for waste disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Water spray. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions. Combustible liquid.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Inhalation
Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   Eyes
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

Transport.