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Menthyl Valerate

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Hypnotic and sedative agent

Chemical Names

(1α,2β,5α)-3-Metylbutanoic acid 5-metyl-2-(1-metyletyl)cyclohexyl ester

(5-metyl-2-propan-2-ylcyclohexyl)pentanoate (IUPAC)

Foreign Name

  • Menthylvalerat (German)

Generic Names

  • AR-1G8830 (IS)
  • NSC 167384 (IS)
  • Valeriansäurementhylester (IS)

Brand Names


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym

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