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Spear Mint Oil

Muby Chemicals established in the year 1976, is pioneer in Manufacturing Chemicals for Oil and Gas Exploration, Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) and coiled tube Chemicals.Our advanced chemistry leading to an innovative and high-performance product range is coupled with effective on and off site management services.

We are manufacturer of Specialty chemicals, Pharmaceutical Excipients, Fragrance & Flavorchemicals in India, which are of IP, BP, USP, Ph. Eur., FCC or Food Grade, ACS, AR or Analytical Reagent Grade, LR or Laboratory Reagent Grade, Pure and Technical Grades of various chemicals.


General Specifications of Spearmint Oil:

Appearance: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid
Odor: Characteristic mint odor
Solubility: Soluble in alcohol & oils. Insoluble in water
Specific Gravity: 0.918 to 0.938 @ 20°C
Optical Rotation: -70.0 to -55.0 @ 20°C
Refractive Index: 1.485 to 1.491 @ 20°C

Spearmint Oil BP Grade:

Spearmint Oil is obtained by distillation from fresh flowering plants of Mentha spicata  L. and Mentha × cardiaca (Gray) Bak

A clear, colourless, pale yellow or greenish yellow liquid when recently distilled, but  becoming darker and viscous on keeping; visibly free from water; odour, that of  spearmint.

Examine the chromatograms obtained in the test for Chromatographic profile. The  retention times of the principal peaks in the chromatogram obtained with solution (1)  are similar to those of the principal peaks in the chromatogram obtained with solution  (2).

Optical rotation: 
 American-type oil, –45° to –60°; Chinese-type oil, –50° to –62°.
Refractive index: 1.484 to 1.491.
Solubility in ethanol: Soluble, at 20°, in 1 part of ethanol  (80%). The solution may become  cloudy when diluted.
Weight per mL: American-type oil, 0.917 to 0.934 g; Chinese-type oil, 0.935 to 0.952 g.
Chromatographic profile:
he  percentages are within the following ranges:
Limonene 2.0 to 25.0%.
Cineole less than 2.5%.
Menthone less than 2.5%.
Isomenthone less than 1.0%.
Menthyl acetate less than 1.0%.
Pulegone less than 0.5%.
Menthol  less than 2.0%.
Carvone Not less than 55.0%.

Spearmint Oil should be kept in a well-filled container and protected from light.

The label states whether the oil is American-type oil or Chinese-type oil.

Spearmint Oil FCC Food Grade
CAS: [8008-79-5]

Spearmint Oil occurs as a colorless, yellow, or green-yellow liquid having the characteristic odor and taste of spearmint. It is the volatile oil obtained by steam distillation from the fresh overground parts of the flowering plant Mentha spicata L. (Common Spearmint), or of Mentha cardiaca Gerard ex Baker (Scotch Spearmint) (Fam. Labiatae). It may be rectified by distillation.
Function: Flavoring agent.

Labeling: Indicate whether it is natural or rectified.
Identification: The infrared absorption spectrum of the sample exhibits relative maxima at the same wavelengths as those of a typical spectrum as shown in the section on Infrared Spectra, using the same test conditions as specified therein.
Assay: Not less than 55.0%, by volume, of ketones.
Angular Rotation: Between −48° and −59°.
Reaction: Passes test.
Refractive Index: Between 1.484 and 1.491 at 20°.
Solubility in Alcohol: Passes test.
Specific Gravity: Between 0.917 and 0.934.

For Original Monographs of IP Indian Pharmacopoeia BP British Pharmacopoeia USP US Pharmacopoeia FCC Food Grade product, please check with the respective web-pages or books.