Saturday, October 8, 2016

Menthol Crystals-MSDS

1.        Product Identification

Product Name
Menthol Crystal Levo Natural
Molecular Weight
156.3 g/mole
Molecular Formula
Other Name
Menthol Crystal, Levo Menthol
Recommended Use
Flavouring substances, food additives

2.         Hazards Identification

Classification of the substance or mixture

Classification in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008CLP       
Skin irritant 2; H315

Label Element

Labeling according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008(CLP Regulation) 
Product Identifier :                   2216-51-5

Hazard Pictograms

Signal word
Hazard Statements
H315 : Causes skin irritation.
H319 : Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statement
P264  : Wash hand throughly after handling
P302+P352 : IN ON SKIN: Wash with 
                   plenty of soap and water.
P280 :  Wear protective gloves/ eye protection/ 
           face protection.
P305 + P3351+ P338 : IF IN EYES Rinse 
cautiously with water for several minutes 
Remove contact lenses, if present and easy
to do. Continue rinsing.
P332+P313:If skin irritation occurs; 
Get medical advice / attention.
P337=P313:If eye irritation persists :
Get medical advice / attention

3.        Composition/Information on Ingredients

Chemical Name
Peppermint camphor
Molecular Weight
156.3 g/mole
Molecular Formula
Percent by weight

4.        First Aid Measures

Eye Contact    

Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician

Skin Contact                                          
Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
Rinse mouth and seek medical attention immediately. Do not induce vomiting.  Loosen tight  
Clothing such as collars, ties, belts etc. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth to mouth resuscitation.


5.        Fire-Fighting Measures

Suitable Extinguishing media
Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
Special Exposure hazards arising from the substance or preparation itself, combustion products, resulting gasses
Oxides of Carbon
Special Protective equipment for fire fighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards       
When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.

6.        Accidental Release Measures

Personal Precaution

Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapors, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust.
Environmental Precautions

Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided.

7.        Handling and Storage

Precautions for safe handling
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. Normal measures for preventive fire protection.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Keep away from source of heat and ignition, store tightly closed in cool places. Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.


Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Airborne Exposure Limits     
None established.
Ventilation System                               
Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep the airborne concentrations of vapors below their respective threshold limit value. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are proximal to the work-station location
Skin Protection                                      
Wear impervious protective clothing, including boots, gloves, lab coat, apron or coveralls, as appropriate, to prevent skin contact.
Eye Protection       
Use chemical safety goggles and/or full face shield where dusting or splashing of solutions is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.

9.        Physical and Chemical Properties

Clear Crystalline and Colorless
Penetrating resembling that Peppermint
Odor threshold
No information found
Melting Point
42 °C (107.6 °F)
Boiling Point
Flash Point
93.4 °C – closed cup
Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1)
No information found
No information found
Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
No information found
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg)
No information found
Vapor Density (Air=1)
No information found
Relative Density
Very soluble in alcohol
Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
No information found
Auto-ignition temperature
No information found
Decomposition temperature
No information found
No information found

10.     Stability and Reactivity

No information found
Chemical Stability
Stable under ordinary conditions of use of storage
Possibility of hazardous reactions
No information found
Conditions to Avoid
Heat, flames, ignition sources and incompatibles.
Incompatible materials
Strong oxidizers, phenol, chloral hydrate beta-naphthol, pyrogallol, and resorcinol or thymol in titrations.
Hazardous Decomposition Products
Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide form when heated to decomposition.

 Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry                                     
Absorbed through skin. Eye contact
Toxicity to Animals                                               
Not Available
Chronic Effects on Humans                   
Not Available
Other Toxic Effects on Humans            
Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case skin contact (permeator).
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals          
Acute Oral LD50: 3180 mg/kg [Rat]
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans
Not Available

 Ecological Information

Eco toxicity                                            
Not Available
BOD5 and COD                                     
Not Available
Products of Biodegradation  
Not Available
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation               
Not available. Do not discharge substance unmonitored in to the environment. Indication of bioaccumulation.

13.     Disposal Considerations

Waste Disposal                                       
Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental Control regulations. Do not put into sewer lines. Dispose of according to local, state and federal regulations.


14.    Transport Information                            

Transport Information
Not Regulated                           


15.     Regulatory Information

This safety data sheet complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006.                
Safety, health & environmental regulation/ legislation specific for the substance or mixture
No data available

Chemical Safety Assessment                  
No data available

16.     Other Information

No data available
Other Special Considerations
No data available

The information in this safety Data Sheet is correct to the best of our knowledge, information and belief at the date of its publication. The information given is designed only as guidance for safe handling, use, processing, storage, transportation, disposal and release and is not to be considered a warranty or quality specification. Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for their particular purposes.