Menthone is an aromatic compound,with a molecular formula C10H18O, commonly known as Mentha Oil's Ketone Fraction. It is native to India and is among the most abundant in nature in two racemic and four optically active stereo-isomers. It is a naturally occurring organic compound used for flavouring and fragrance purposes. Menthone is a monoterpene and a ketone; it is structurally related to menthol and is seen to have carbonyl positioned in the place of secondary alcohol.
Herbal, minty, and sweet characteristic
trans-p-menthan-3-one, 1-Methyl-4-isopropylcyclohexan-3-one, L-menthone
0.885-0.900 @ 25°C
1.430-1.450 @ 20°C
99.9% (L-menthone + iso menthone)
Soluble in organic solvents