Difference between Cooling Agent WS-23 and WS-3 and WS-5


Cooling agent WS-3, WS-23 and WS-5 are all upgraded alternatives to traditional menthol. They all have the cooling sensation of menthol, but have no or weak menthol stimulation. They have a better cooling experience and are widely used in modern food and daily chemicals, and are widely used in pharmaceutical products.

WS-23 acts as a coolant. It gives a cooling feeling to the skin without any minty smell. Performing well in a variety of markets, catering to the cool, refreshing and long-lasting trends. WS-23 is used in oral care and personal care applications.

WS-23 is not derived from menthol. But like WS-3, it exhibits little or no odor or taste and has low volatility. Sensory reviews of WS-23 indicate that the product has a better cooling effect on the tongue and front of the mouth. Although the product has a slightly smaller cooling impact and a smoother cooling profile compared to WS-3

Hyychem cooling agent WS-23 adopts advanced green and clean production processes to avoid the use of highly toxic chemicals and the large-scale use of highly polluting phosphoric acid compounds. The purity of WS-23 products can reach up to 99.99%

WS-3 is a menthol derivative. But unlike menthol, WS-3 is virtually non-volatile, odorless, and tasteless. WS-3 is one of the most commonly used coolants on the market. Its cleansing, instant cooling effect has been found to primarily cool the roof of the mouth, the back of the mouth and the back of the tongue.

As the most important edible cooling agent, WS-3 has a cooling threshold of about 0.2 mg/L. This compound is basically odorless and has only a weak minty aroma. Compared with menthol, it can produce a cooling sensation quickly and for a longer period of time.

Hyychem cooling agent WS-3 Using high-purity L-menthol as the starting material and optimizing the synthesis process, WS-3 with higher stereo selectivity was obtained. Not only the chemical purity can reach up to 99.9%, but the optical purity is also higher. It avoids the bitter taste caused by dextrorotatory stereoisomer impurities and has a wider range of applications.

WS-5 is a menthol derivative with several times the cooling intensity of WS-3 and is one of the strongest commercial coolants, yet exhibits a smooth and rounded flavor profile. WS-5 was found to primarily cool the roof of the mouth and back of the tongue.

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