SYNONYMS2-HYDROXY- 5-METHYL-2-(1-METHYLETHYL)CYCLOHEXYL ESTER PROPANOIC ACID, 2-HYDROXYPROPANOIC ACID, 5-METHYL-2-(1-METHYLETHYL)CYCLOHEXYL ESTER, 5-METHYL-2-(1-METHYLETHYL)CYCLOHEXYL ESTER 2-HYDROXYPROPANOIC ACID, 5-METHYL-2-(1-METHYLETHYL)CYCLOHEXYL ESTER PROPANOIC ACID, 2-HYDROXY-, L-MENTHYL LACTATE, LACTIC ACID, P-MENTH-3-YL ESTER, MENTHYL LACTATE, P-MENTH-3-YL ESTER LACTIC ACID, PROPANOIC ACID, 2HYDROXY, 5METHYL2(1METHYLETHYL)CYCLOHEXYL ESTER, [1R[1Ã (R*),2 ,5Ã ]], and [1R-[1ALPHA(R*),2BETA,5ALPHA]]-5-METHYL-2-(1-METHYLETHYL)CYCLOHEXYL LACTATE
Menthyl Lactate is an ester of menthol and lactic acid.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
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