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Menthofuran is an organic compound found in a variety of essential oils including that of Pennyroyal. It is highly toxic and believed to be the primary toxin in Pennyroyal responsible for its potentially fatal effects. After ingestion of menthofuran, it is metabolically activated to chemically reactive intermediates that are hepatotoxic.
Methofuran is produced biosynthetically from pulegone by the enzyme menthofuran synthase.
Menthofuran synthase converts pulegone to menthofuran

Properties Feedback
Density:0.967g/cm3
Boiling Point:210.7ºC at 760mmHg
Flash Point:75.5ºC
Refractive Index:n20/D 1.485(lit.)
Vapor Pressure:0.275mmHg at 25°C

Safety Info Feedback
Safety Statements:S24/25

MSDS


Synthesis Route Total: 45 Synthesis Route
 
107149-16-6
~84%
494-90-6
24410-50-2
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13341-72-5
~72%
494-90-6
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