4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM, systematic name 4- methylcyclohexylmethanol) is an Eastman Chemical Company’s MSDS for ” crude” (unpurified) MCHM, as supplied by NPR, reports an oral LD of mg/ kg and a dermal LD Product Name. 4-Methylcyclohexanol, mixture of cis and trans. Cat No. Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet. Emergency Telephone. 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol (cis- and trans- mixture) 1-(Hydroxymethyl)-4 -methylcyclohexane. 4. FIRST-AID MEASURES SAFETY DATA SHEET.

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4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol – Wikipedia

Reliable information on health and safety of this compound is limited. Indian Journal of Microbiology. Safety evaluation of certain food additives and contaminants PDF. Journal of the Chemical Society, Transactions.

It is a colourless oil with a faint mint-like alcohol odor. Languages Deutsch Edit links. Retrieved 12 June Food and Chemical Toxicology.

It has been patented for use in air fresheners. Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Methulcyclohexane page was last edited on 10 Decemberat However, a longer-term six-week repetition of that test as a sensitization study failed to produce any reactions.

Epimeric alcohols of the cyclohexane series. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science. CHM with a methylethyl or isopropyl substituent group at the same position as the methyl group in 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol cis 1-methylethyl cyclohexane methanol, CAS is regarded as a flavoring and fragrance agent, sometimes listed under the synonym p -menthanol, and was the subject mehanol a review article on its toxicological and dermatological properties in Retrieved 19 January Methylcyc,ohexane was first prepared in by Bouveault—Blanc reduction of a methylcyclohexanecarboxylate ester.

Other names 1- hydroxymethyl methylcyclohexane 4-methylcyclohexylcarbinol MCHM hexahydro- p -tolyl-carbinol archaic. Canadian Journal of Research. The solubility of 1-octanol in water is 2. International Programme on Chemical Safety. MCHM has the advantage of being less toxic than previous frothing agents containing 2-ethylhexanol.

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The ChemSpider entry for MCHM indicates that it has been evaluated for ligand activity via SimBioSys ‘s LASSO analysis, which predicted low to no activity on 40 biologically significant receptorsindicating a low likelihood for significant biological activity on them.

A WHO study concluded that p -menthanol was of “no safety concern” for human consumption at high levels of 2. Another CHM derivative, 2,4-dimethylcyclohexanemethanol CASalso dihydrofloralol or floral methanolwhich has two methyl substituents instead of one, is frequently marketed as a fragrance or flavor additive.

Target pollutants and treatment objectives” PDF. Other cyclohexane -based alcohols can also be used. The toxicity and environmental properties of these naphthenic acids have been well studied recently due to their occurrence as a major contaminant in water used for extraction of oil from tar sands.


Retrieved 18 January Commercial samples of MCHM consists of a mixture of these isomers as well as other components that vary with the supplier.

Classified as a saturated higher alicyclic primary methylcycloehxane. US Patent Application No.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: One web site, Fantastic Flavours methanl a list of recognized flavor additives for Japan, which includes 2,4-dimethylcyclohexanemethanol by virtue of being in the group of aliphatic higher alcohols.


The closely related compound cyclohexanedimethanol CAS exhibits low toxicity 3. It is also produced as a byproduct ca. Retrieved nethanol January Cyclohexanemethanol or cyclohexylmethanolCHM, CASanother closely related compound, which differs only in lacking a methyl substituent, has been found as a naturally occurring fusel alcohol in mango wine at concentrations of 1.

Refractive index n D. Views Read Edit View history. Journal of the Chemical Society Resumed: Both cis and trans isomers exist, depending on the relative positions of the merhanol CH 3 and hydroxymethyl CH 2 OH groups on the cyclohexane ring.