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Menthol Introduction and benefits, as the great cooler of the world

ECHEMI 2021-12-27

MENTHOL is an organic compound, more specifically a monoterpenoid, made synthetically or obtained from the oils of corn mint, peppermint, or other mints. It is a waxy, crystalline substance, clear or white in color, which is solid at room temperature and melts slightly above.


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Menthol has local anesthetic and counterirritant qualities, and it is widely used to relieve minor throat irritation. Menthol also acts as a weak κ-opioid receptor agonist.



Menthol is extracted from peppermint, menthol applications or a wider range, such as mosquito repellent flower lotion will then have menthol, there are also some whitening toothpaste with menthol ingredients, if people suffering from oral problems, can use whitening toothpaste with menthol extract.

In Organic Chemistry, menthol is used as a chiral auxiliary in asymmetric synthesis. For example, sulfinate esters made from sulfinyl chlorides and menthol can be used to make enantiomerically pure sulfoxides by reaction with organolithium reagents or Grignard reagents. Menthol reacts with chiral carboxylic acids to give diastereomic menthyl esters, which are useful for chiral resolution.

  • It can be used as a catalyst for sodium production for the amateur chemist via the alcohol catalysed magnesium reduction process.

  • menthol is potentially ergogenic (performance enhancing) for athletic performance in hot environments

So you can environmental humidity to alleviate oral problems, if long-term persistence, but also to make people around you feel slurred and refreshing. There will continue to be some people to pick the shampoo containing menthol, that will make our hair deepest sense of freshness, so that we are more spiritual.

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