Synthetic menthol is synthetically derived menthol using petrochemicals like m-cresol. Other major suppliers of the chemical may have their own synthetic routes too. Synthetic menthol is widely preferred due to its low-cost production due to the abundance of supply of petrochemical-derived reagents. Unlike naturally-derived menthol, they are also not sensitive to weather fluctuations, and, thus, are readily available throughout the year.
In texture and appearance, it appears as a waxy, crystalline substance that is often clear or white in colour. It is solid at room temperature and melts slightly above. Synthetic menthol has local anesthetic and counterirritant qualities and is extensively utilised to relieve minor throat irritation. Synthetic menthol also acts as a weak kappa opioid receptor agonist. Some of the most common areas where synthetic menthol is used are:
Penetration enhancer in transdermal drug delivery.
In decongestants for chest and sinuses.
In certain medications used to treat sunburns.
In perfumery, it is often utilised in order to prepare menthyl esters to emphasize floral notes.
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