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1. (WO2010123537) PROCESS FOR MAKING MENTHYL GLUTARATE

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/123537    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/000982
Publication Date: Fri Oct 29 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 02 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: C07C 67/08
C07C 69/42
Applicants: MILLENNIUM SPECIALTY CHEMICALS, INC.
Inventors: ERMAN, Mark, B.
SNOW, Joe, W.
Title: PROCESS FOR MAKING MENTHYL GLUTARATE
Abstract:
A process for making menthyl glutarate is disclosed. The process comprises reacting excess glutaric acid and menthol to produce a mixture comprising monomenthyl glutarate (MMG) and dimenthyl glutarate (DMG), wherein the weight ratio of glutaric acid to menthol is from 1.0 to 1.6 and the resulting mixture comprises from 60 to 70 wt. % of MMG and from 30 to 40 wt.% of DMG