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Overview
Menthol also called peppermint camphor, terpene alcohol is an organic compound
synthetically made or obtained from peppermint or other mint oils. It also occurs naturally in
mint plants. Menthol acts as a coolant, stimulates cold receptors, and is frequently used to
relieve minor pain, irritation and to prevent infection. Menthol is a waxy, crystalline
substance, clear or white in color. It has strong minty herbal odor derived from Mentha oil. It
is solid at room temperature and melts slightly above.
Today, in addition to its medicinal qualities, the mint plant offers its menthol properties to
many sweets, and even to mouthwash, cigarettes and culinary creations. In the US, half of
menthol consumption is for mentholated cigarettes. Nigeria and the Philippines are said to
be the only other countries whose inhabitants smoke menthol cigarettes. For the remainder
of the world, menthol is consumed primarily in toothpaste, mouthwash and analgesic balms,
with 20 percent going into peppermint flavoring.
Globally, India is the largest producer and exporter of Menthol Flakes. The other major
producers In the world are China, Brazil, and Japan. Out of total global production of
Menthol flakes India contributes around 73%, China 18% and others 9%. India meets the
global demand by exporting nearly 10000 to 12000 tones per annum valued at more than
Rs. 1000 crores. The major exports are directed to countries like China, France, Germany,
Japan etc. About 50% of total Menthol flakes production is exported to China, whereas
menthol crystals are exported to US and European countries.

Structure of stereo isomers of menthol:




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Patent distribution by top Assignee




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Geographical patent distribution




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Patent distribution by top IPC class




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Patent distribution by top US class




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Patent distribution by top ECLA class




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Patent distribution by Application year




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Patent distribution by Publication year




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Patent distribution by Priority year




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Issued and Published Patent Distribution
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