Any one of three metameric substances, CH3.C6H4.OH, homologous with and resembling phenol. They are obtained from coal tar and wood tar, and are colorless, oily liquids or solids. [Called also cresylic acid.]
Also known as: Cresol (mixed isomers). CAS Number: 1319-77-3. Any of several acids derived from petroleum and coal tar that boil above 204ï3/4°C and contain varying amounts of xylene and cresol. They are used in disinfectants, solvents, and electrical insulation. Chemical formula = C7H8O. Molecular weight = 108.14 g/mol. Learn More...
any of three poisonous colorless isomeric phenols; derived from coal or wood tar; used as a disinfectant
Very corrosive to all tissues. Prolonged or repeated absorption of low concentrations of cresol through the skin, mucous membrane, or respiratory tract may cause chronic systemic poisoning.
Cresols are organic compounds which are methylphenols. They are a widely occurring natural and manufactured group of aromatic organic compounds which are categorized as phenols (sometimes called phenolics). Depending on the temperature, cresols can be solid or liquid because they have melting points not far from room temperature.