ALTERNATIVE NAME

  • Its other names are methyl phenol, hydroxyl methyl benzene

CHARACTERISTICS

  • It is a colorless, yellow or pinkish aqueous crystal compound with a phenol like odor.

DENSITY

  • 1.03 to 1.04

FLASH POINT

82 OC

MELTING POINT

11 to 5 OC

       BOILING POINT

  • I91 0C to 20  0C

SOLUBILITY

  • Easily soluble in alcohol glycol, dilute alkali, and water

SOURCE

  • Obtained from Coal tar, petroleum, coke and  gas work, and tolune

PRECAUTION

  • It is a poisonous and irritating compound that affects skin and membranes

USES

  • It is used in the disinfectants, phenolic resin, surfactants, synthetic food flavors, phenyl making, medicines (homeopathy), tooth pain relieving compounds
  • It also acts as textile scoring agent .

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