Menthone (All Grades)

Price : 550.00 - 650.00 / Kilogram
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MOQ : 25 kg

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Menthone is a naturally occurring organic compound and a monoterpene ketone. It is found in various essential oils, most notably in peppermint oil and pennyroyal oil. Menthone is responsible for the characteristic minty aroma and flavor of these oils.

Here are some key points about menthone:

  1. Chemical Structure: Menthone has the chemical formula C10H18O and belongs to the ketone functional group. It is a cyclic ketone with a menthyl group attached to a carbonyl group.

  2. Source: Menthone is primarily derived from the essential oils of mint plants, including peppermint (Mentha x piperita) and pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium).

  3. Aroma and Flavor: Menthone contributes to the refreshing and cooling sensation associated with mint flavors. It has a strong, minty aroma and taste, making it a popular ingredient in various products such as candies, chewing gum, toothpaste, and mouthwash.

  4. Medicinal Uses: In traditional medicine, menthone-containing oils have been used to relieve symptoms of indigestion, nausea, headache, and respiratory issues. The cooling sensation provided by menthone is often soothing and refreshing.

  5. Industrial Applications: Menthone is also used in the production of perfumes, cosmetics, and aromatherapy products due to its pleasant aroma and cooling effect.

  6. Chemical Properties: Menthone can undergo various chemical reactions, including oxidation and reduction, to produce derivatives with different properties and applications.

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