3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||140.270 g·mol−1|
|Boiling point||168 °C (334 °F; 441 K)|
|Solubility in organic solvents||Soluble|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
p-Menthane is a hydrocarbon with the formula (CH3)2CHC6H10CH3. It is the product of the hydrogenation or hydrogenolysis of various terpenoids, including p-cymene, terpinolenes, phellandrene, and limonene. It is a colorless liquid with a fragrant fennel-like odor. It occurs naturally, especially in exudates of Eucalyptus fruits. The compound is generally encountered as a mixture of the cis and trans isomers, which have very similar properties. It is mainly used as a precursor to its hydroperoxide, which is used to initiate polymerizations.