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menthyl methyl lactate
L-menthyl (R,S)-3-hydroxybutyrate

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Name:(5-methyl-2-propan-2-ylcyclohexyl) 3-hydroxybutanoate
CAS Number: 108766-16-1Picture of molecule3D/inchi
FDA UNII: Search
Nikkaji Web:J60.960I
XlogP3-AA:3.30 (est)
Molecular Weight:242.35882000
Formula:C14 H26 O3
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Category: flavoring agents
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JECFA Food Flavoring:1855 L-menthyl (R,S)-3-hydroxybutyrate
FEMA Number:4308 L-menthyl (R,S)-3-hydroxybutyrate
FDA:No longer provide for the use of these seven synthetic flavoring substances
FDA Mainterm (SATF):108766-16-1 ; L-MENTHYL (R,S)-3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE
Physical Properties:
Appearance:colorless clear liquid (est)
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity:0.97200 to 0.98500 @ 25.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).: 8.088 to 8.196
Refractive Index:1.45400 to 1.46400 @ 20.00 °C.
Boiling Point: 337.00 to 339.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 95.00 to 97.00 °C. @ 0.50 mm Hg
Flash Point: 270.00 °F. TCC ( 132.22 °C. )
logP (o/w): 3.372 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, slightly
 water, 45.17 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
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Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Description:cool minty
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
None found
For experimental / research use only.
Butanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-, 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexyl ester
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Menthyl 3-hydroxybutyrate
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Safety Information:
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
flavoring agents
Recommendation for menthyl methyl lactate usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Use levels for FEMA GRAS flavoring substances on which the FEMA Expert Panel based its judgments that the substances are generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
The Expert Panel also publishes separate extensive reviews of scientific information on all FEMA GRAS flavoring substances and can be found at FEMA Flavor Ingredient Library
publication number: 23
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 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: 20.00000100.00000
beverages(nonalcoholic): 15.0000050.00000
beverages(alcoholic): 30.00000150.00000
breakfast cereal: 5.0000020.00000
cheese: 5.0000020.00000
chewing gum: 1000.000002000.00000
condiments / relishes: 30.00000150.00000
confectionery froastings: 150.00000700.00000
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: 10.0000040.00000
fruit ices: 30.00000150.00000
gelatins / puddings: 70.00000250.00000
granulated sugar: --
gravies: 10.0000030.00000
hard candy: 150.00000700.00000
imitation dairy: 5.0000020.00000
instant coffee / tea: 30.00000150.00000
jams / jellies: --
meat products: --
milk products: 70.00000300.00000
nut products: --
other grains: --
poultry: --
processed fruits: 30.00000150.00000
processed vegetables: --
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: --
snack foods: 10.0000030.00000
soft candy: 150.00000700.00000
soups: 10.0000030.00000
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: --
Safety References:
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 9, Revision 3 (FGE.09Rev3): Secondary alicyclic saturated and unsaturated alcohols, ketones and esters containing secondary alicyclic alcohols from chemical group 8 and 30, and an ester of a phenol derivative from chemical group 25
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(5-methyl-2-propan-2-ylcyclohexyl) 3-hydroxybutanoate
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 (5-methyl-2-propan-2-ylcyclohexyl) 3-hydroxybutanoate
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Pubchem (cid):11586787
Pubchem (sid):135332276
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HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):HMDB32370
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
None Found
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 not found in nature
 butanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-, 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexyl ester
L-menthyl (R,S)-3-hydroxybutyrate
laevo-menthyl (R,S)-3-hydroxybutyrate
 menthyl 3-hydroxybutanoate
 menthyl 3-hydroxybutyrate
(5-methyl-2-propan-2-ylcyclohexyl) 3-hydroxybutanoate
2-isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexyl 3-hydroxybutanoate
Used as a food additive [EAFUS]
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