TECHNICAL DATA

SPEARMINT

Mentha spicata
China
CAS 84696-51-5 ; 8008-79-5 EINECS 283-656-2 FEMA 3032
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Description
TECHNICAL DATA
SPECIFICATIONS
STORAGE
Crop season:
ALL YEAR
Part of the plant used:
Flowering tops, leaves and stems
Method of extraction:
SUCCION
Spearmint is a pale yellow, with a warm, slightly herbaceous and penetrating odour. it smells just like the crushed herb. In odour is similar to peppermint but sweeter, lighter and spicy. The oil is obtained by steam distillation of the fresh herb.
Original plant 
Mentha spicata l. 
Part of the plant used 
Flowering tops, leaves and stems 
Cas 
84696-51-5 ; 8008-79-5 
Einecs 
283-656-2 
Fema 
3032 
Tariff number 
3301251000 
Appearance at 20°c 
Clear mobile liquid 
Color 
Straw yellow to light yellow 
Odor 
Strong, penetrating 
Taste 
Characteristic 
Optical rotation (°) 
-65 / -45 
Density at 20°c (g/ml)) 
0,918 - 0,930 
Refractive index nd20 
1,4850 - 1,4940 
Flashpoint (°c) 
65 
Solubility 
Insoluble in water 
Assay (% gc) 
Carvone > 60% 
Keep in tightly closed container in a cool and dry place, protected from light. When stored for more than 24 months, quality should be checked before use.
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Appearance at 20°c 
Clear mobile liquid 
Color 
Straw yellow to light yellow 
Odor 
Strong, penetrating 
Taste 
Characteristic 
Optical rotation (°) 
-65 / -45 
Density at 20°c (g/ml)) 
0,918 - 0,930 
Refractive index nd20 
1,4850 - 1,4940 
Flashpoint (°c) 
65 
Solubility 
Insoluble in water 
Assay (% gc) 
Carvone > 60% 

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