Definitions for "Cresol"
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