o-Cresol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

o-Cresol Properties


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o-Cresol is a phenol. It is an isomer of p-cresol, m-cresol and anisole. Cresols are used to dissolve other chemicals, as disinfectants and deodorizers, and to make specific chemicals that kill insect pests. They are found in many foods and in wood and tobacco smoke, crude oil, coal tar, and in brown mixtures such as creosote, cresolene and cresylic acids, which are wood preservatives.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 10.26
Appearance Colorless liquid
Boiling Point 191.5 °C
Brand Name Lysol
CAS Number 95-48-7
Density 1.0465 g/cm3
EINECS Number 202-423-8
HS Code 29071200
IUPAC Name 2-Methylphenol
Melting Point 29.8 °C
Molar Mass 108.14 g/mol
Molecular Formula C7H8O
NFPA 704 H-3,F-2,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number GO6300000
Refractive 1.5353
Solubility 20 g/l
Synonyms 2-Hydroxytoluene;ortho-Cresol;2-Methylphenol
Viscosity 35.06 cP