Synthetic Menthol Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Synthetic Menthol in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Menthol crystals are natural products, and the main challenge is obtaining a sufficient yield from their sources. Continuous research is being conducted to improve menthol oil extraction technologies from various mint plants. Large market players are also investing in the development of new menthol crystal applications in the personal care and pharmaceutical industries.

The price of natural menthol crystals is rising due to increased demand and limited supply. However, the market penetration of synthetic menthol crystals is balancing the price growth to some extent.

Procurement Resource provides latest prices of Synthetic Menthol. Each price database is tied to a user-friendly graphing tool dating back to 2014, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of price series over user defined time period; comparison of product movements across countries; customisation of price currencies and unit; extraction of price data as excel files to be used offline.

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Synthetic Menthol, unlike natural menthol, is synthetically produced using petrochemicals like m-cresol.  It appears as a waxy, crystalline substance, which is generally clear or white in colour. It is solid at room temperature. Synthetic menthol has anesthetic and counter-irritant qualities and is widely utilised to relieve minor throat irritation.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Synthetic Menthol
Industrial Uses Flavour and fragrances, Cosmetics and personal care products, Antipruritic, Transdermal drug delivery, Pharmaceuticals , Perfumery
Chemical Formula C10H20O
Synonyms 5-Methyl-2-(propan-2-yl) cyclohexan-1-ol, 2-Isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexan-1-ol, 2-Isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanol, 3-p-Menthanol, Hexahydrothymol, Menthomenthol, Peppermint camphor
Molecular Weight 156.26 g/mol
Supplier Database BASF SE, Takasago International Corporation, Symrise AG, VDH Organics Private Limited
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

  • Production of Synthetic Menthol via Hydrogenation Process; from Pulegone via Hydrogenation; and from Myrcene via Asymmetric Synthesis

The production of Synthetic Menthol via hydrogenation involves alkylation of m-cresol using propene to produce thymol, which undergoes hydrogenation to form a reaction mixture. Fractional distillation of the obtained mixture takes place to finally produce Synthetic Menthol.


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