TECHNICAL DATA

MENTHA ARVENSIS

Mentha arvensis
India
CAS 90063-97-1 ; 68917-18-0 EINECS 290-058-5 FEMA 4219
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Description
TECHNICAL DATA
SPECIFICATIONS
STORAGE
Crop season:
May to June
Part of the plant used:
Flowering tops
Method of extraction:
Steam distillation
It is from this variety of mint, produced in large quantities in India, from which natural menthol, its main component, is extracted. The oil is obtained by steam entrainment distillation from the plant, being an ingredient widely used in the aroma, cosmetic, oral care, pharma and aromatherapy industries.
Original plant 
Mentha arvensis l. 
Part of the plant used 
Flowering tops 
Cas 
90063-97-1 ; 68917-18-0 
Einecs 
290-058-5 
Fema 
4219 
Tariff number 
3301251000 
Appearance at 20°c 
Clear mobile liquid 
Color 
Colorless to yellow 
Odor 
Mint, fresh 
Taste 
Characteristic 
Optical rotation (°) 
-30 / -15 
Density at 20°c (g/ml)) 
0,890 - 0,910 
Refractive index nd20 
1,4500 - 1,4700 
Flashpoint (°c) 
65 
Solubility 
Insoluble in water 
Assay (% gc) 
Menthol content approx. 70% 
Keep in tightly closed container in a cool and dry place, protected from light. When stored for more than 24 months, quality should be checked before use.
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Appearance at 20°c 
Clear mobile liquid 
Color 
Colorless to yellow 
Odor 
Mint, fresh 
Taste 
Characteristic 
Optical rotation (°) 
-30 / -15 
Density at 20°c (g/ml)) 
0,890 - 0,910 
Refractive index nd20 
1,4500 - 1,4700 
Flashpoint (°c) 
65 
Solubility 
Insoluble in water 
Assay (% gc) 
Menthol content approx. 70% 

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