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Menthone vs. Menthol

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Menthonenoun

(organic compound) A minty-flavoured monoterpenoid ketone that is used in perfumery, cosmetics and flavouring.

‘Menthone occurs naturally in a number of essential oils and exists as four possible stereoisomers.’;

Mentholnoun

(chemistry) a cyclic monoterpene alcohol; the major component of the essential oil of peppermint; used in pharmaceutical preparations as an antitussive and antipruritic agent, as a nasal decongestant, and in menthol cigarettes

Menthone

Menthone is a monoterpene with a minty flavor that occurs naturally in a number of essential oils. l-Menthone (or (2S,5R)-trans-2-isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanone), shown at right, is the most abundant in nature of the four possible stereoisomers.

Mentholnoun

A menthol cigarette.

Mentholnoun

A white, crystalline, aromatic substance (C10H20O) resembling camphor, extracted from oil of peppermint (Mentha); - called also mint camphor or peppermint camphor. It has the peculiar effect on skin and membranes of making them feel cool, and is used in liqueurs, confections, cigarettes, cough drops and perfumes, among other things.

Mentholnoun

a lotion containing menthol which gives it a mint flavoring

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Mentholnoun

a crystalline alcohol with a minty taste and odour, found in peppermint and other natural oils. It is used as a flavouring and in decongestants and analgesics.

Menthol

Menthol is an organic compound 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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