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L-menthol

EC / List no.: 218-690-9

CAS no.: 2216-51-5

Mol. formula: C10H20O

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GHS07: Health hazard

Warning! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance causes serious eye irritation and causes skin irritation.

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 10 000 to < 100 000 tonnes per annum.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: polishes and waxes, air care products, washing & cleaning products, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), cosmetics and personal care products, perfumes and fragrances and pharmaceuticals.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use as processing aid.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: industrial abrasion processing with low release rate (e.g. cutting of textile, cutting, machining or grinding of metal).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment), indoor use in long-life materials with high release rate (e.g. release from fabrics, textiles during washing, removal of indoor paints), indoor use as processing aid and outdoor use as processing aid.
This substance is intended to be released from scented: clothes, paper products, CDs, eraser and toys.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, polishes and waxes and cosmetics and personal care products.
This substance is used in the following areas: health services.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: food products and chemicals.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use as processing aid.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: perfumes and fragrances, cosmetics and personal care products, pharmaceuticals and washing & cleaning products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, cosmetics and personal care products and laboratory chemicals.
This substance is used in the following areas: printing and recorded media reproduction.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, food products, pulp, paper and paper products, rubber products and plastic products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

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