A green and sustainable approach: celebrating the 30th anniversary of the asymmetric l-menthol process.

Abstract

Takasago has been devoted to producing l-menthol since 1954, and our long history of manufacturing this important aroma chemical is reviewed here. The current asymmetric catalytic process had its 30th anniversary in 2013. Our l-menthol process is considered carbon-neutral, and, therefore, 'green' and sustainable. It uses renewable myrcene obtained from gum… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/cbdv.201400063

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