Menthyl acetate

  • Menthyl acetate racemic
  • DL-Menthyl acetate
  • p-Menth-3-yl acetate
  • 1-Isopropyl-4-methyl-cyclohex-2-yl acetate
Formula
C12H22O2
Structure
Description
Earthy, weedy, fruity, berry-like odor.
Uses
In perfumery, emphasizes floral notes, especially that of rose, used in toilet waters having a lavender odor. Has been suggested for flavoring extracts having caraway or mintermediate flavors.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
16409-45-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
240-459-6
RTECS
AI5850000
RTECS class
Natural Product; Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
1909418
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C12H22O2
Formula mass
198.34
Boiling point, °C
228
Density
0.922 g/cm3
Refractive index
1.45

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
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Fire fighting
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. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

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.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.