PARA CRESOL (106-44-5)

Product Overview

Para-Cresol, also 4-methylphenol, is an organic compound with the formula CH₃C₆H₄. Para Cresol is a mixture of three isomers: o-, m-, and p-cresol. The m-isomer is a colorless or yellow liquid, while p-cresol is colorless to pink crystals. It has a characteristic phenol-like odor and is slightly soluble in water. The odor threshold concentration is reported at 55 parts per billion, and it occurs naturally in essential oils like ylang-ylang and jasmine.

Characteristic Data

Boiling Point202 °C
Melting point32-34 °C
Vapor density3.72 (vs air)
Vapor pressure1 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
Flash point193 °F
Storage tempStore below +30°C
FormCrystalline Solid or Liquid
ColorColorless to light yellow, may darken on exposure to light
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Odor TypePhenolic
Odor Threshold0.000054ppm
Water Solubility20 g/L (20 ºC)
Density1.03 g/cm³
SensitiveLight Sensitive


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Para-cresol, also known as 4-methylphenol, is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH₃C₆H₄. It is a colorless solid with distinct properties.

Para-cresol is an isomer of o-cresol (ortho-cresol) and m-cresol (meta-cresol). The distinction lies in the position of the methyl group on the benzene ring, with para-cresol having the methyl group in the para position.

Para-cresol is a colorless solid. It serves as a widely used intermediate in the production of various chemicals, contributing to industries such as pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals.

Para-cresol is a derivative of phenol, with a methyl group attached to the benzene ring. This modification gives rise to its specific chemical structure and distinguishes it from phenol.

Para-cresol plays a crucial role as an intermediate in the synthesis of other chemicals. Its involvement in various chemical processes contributes to the production of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and other industrial compounds.

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