o-Cresol is mainly used as a precursor to other compounds. Kolbe-Schmitt carboxylation gives o-cresotinic acid, a pharmaceutical intermediate. The muscle relaxant Mephenesin is an ether derived from o-cresol. Used as adhesives and sealant chemicals, fuels and fuel additives, intermediates, Solvents, Paints and coatings.
Soluble in chloroform, ether. Insoluble in water but soluble in about 40 parts water. Soluble in carbon tetrachloride
Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers. Store away from strong oxidizing agents. Keep container tightly closed.
|190° to 192°C|
|30° to 34°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Toxic if swallowed.
Toxic in contact with skin.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
GHS P Statement
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.
Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 6.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: CRESOLS, SOLID
RTECSNumber : GO6300000
TSCA : TSCA