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Endpoint:
melting point/freezing point
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data
Principles of method if other than guideline:
no data
GLP compliance:
not specified
Type of method:
other: no data
Melting / freezing pt.:
41 - 43 °C
Atm. press.:
1 013 hPa
Executive summary:

The melting point of DL-Menthol is 41 - 43°C at 1013 hPa.

Endpoint:
melting point/freezing point
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data
Principles of method if other than guideline:
no data
GLP compliance:
not specified
Type of method:
other: no data
Melting / freezing pt.:
42 °C
Remarks on result:
other: atmospheric pressure presumed

No pressure is reported but atmospheric pressure is presumed.

Executive summary:

A melting point of 42 °C is reported at supposed atmospheric pressure.

Description of key information

The melting point of DL-Menthol is 41 - 43°C at 1013 hPa according to Merck Index (2006). Yalkowsky reports a melting point of 42 °C.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Melting / freezing point at 101 325 Pa:
43 °C

Additional information

Römpp gives 4 different melting points (31, 33, 35, 42.5 - 43 °C) for L-Menthol depending on the modification.