- Model NO.: CAS: 95-48-7
- Appearance: Liquid
- Colour: Colourless to Light Yellow Liquid
- Trademark: customized
- Origin: China
- Type: Pharmaceutical Intermediates
- Quality: Industrial
- Color: Colourless to Light Yellow Liquid
- Specification: Mf: C7h9n
o-Cresol Basic information
|Synonyms:||O-CRESOL;O-CRESYLIC ACID;O-METHYLPHENOL;O-HYDROXYTOLUENE;FEMA 3480;2-HYDROXYTOLUENE;2-METHYLPHENOL;1-HYDROXY-2-METHYLBENZENE|
o-Cresol Chemical Properties
|density||1.048 g/mL at 25 °C|
|vapor density||3.72 (vs air)|
|vapor pressure||0.3 mm Hg ( 20 °C)|
|color||white to brown|
|Water Solubility||20 g/L (20 ºC)|
|Stability:||Stable, but light and air sensitive. Combustible. Incompatible with oxidizing agents, bases.|
Chemical Properties colourless to light yellow liquid
General Description Colorless or yellow to brown-yellow or pinkish colored liquid with a phenol-like odor. Toxic by ingestion and/or skin absorption. May have a flash point between 100 and 199°F. Causes burns to skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Insoluble in water.
Air & Water Reactions Sensitive to light and air. Insoluble in water.
Reactivity Profile o-Cresol is incompatible with oxidizing agents and bases. Mixing o-Cresol with chlorosulfonic acid, nitric acid and oleum in a closed contained caused the temperature and pressure to increase.
Health Hazard The chemical is rated as a very toxic compound with a probable oral lethal dose in humans of 50-500 mg, or between 1 teaspoon and 1 ounce for a 70 kg (150 lb.) person. It is a strong dermal irritant and frequently causes dermatitis. Serious or fatal poisoning may result if large areas of skin are wet with cresol, o- and the substance is not removed immediately. Ingestion of even a small amount may cause paralysis and coma. It is corrosive to body tissues, with toxicity similar to phenol.