Thymol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Thymol Properties


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Thymol is a natural monoterpene phenol derivative of cymene, isomeric with carvacrol, found in oil of thyme, and extracted as a white crystalline substance of a pleasant aromatic odor and strong antiseptic properties. It has been used successfully to control varroa mites and prevent fermentation and the growth of mould in bee colonies. It has been used in alcohol solutions and in dusting powders for the treatment of tinea infections. It is the active antiseptic ingredient in the toothpaste Euthymol.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystals
Boiling Point 232 °C
CAS Number 89-83-8
Density 0.96 g/cm3
EINECS Number 201-944-8
HS Code 29071900
IUPAC Name 2-Isopropyl-5-methylphenol
InChI 1S/C10H14O/c1-7(2)9-5-4-8(3)6-10(9)11/h4-7,11H,1-3H3
Melting Point 51 °C
Molar Mass 150.22 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H14O
RTECS Number XP2275000
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms IPMP;Thymol;Phenol,5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)-