Abstract

A natural mixture of carvomenthols has been separated by HPLC into its four possible isomers. The infrared spectra of the OH-stretching vibration have been recorded for each of these components as a solution in CCI<sub>4</sub> and CS<sub>2</sub>. Identification of the isomers followed, on the basis of these spectral data and those of some reference compounds. Evidence is found for a ring-conversion equilibrium in iso-carvomenthol at ambient temperature.

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