3-Methylphenol

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3-Methylphenol

3-Methylphenol

Meta-Cresol is used in agricultural chemicals, and in specialty resins, pharmaceuticals and pressure-sensitive dyes. It is also used for manufacturing of aromatic chemicals.

CAS Number #108-39-4
Synonyms 1-Hydroxy-3-methylbenzene, 3-Hydroxytoluene, 3-Methylphenol, m-Cresol
Molecular Formula CH3C6H4OH

Molecular Weight 108.14
EC Number 203-577-9
MDL Number MFCD00002302
Form Neat
Vapor Density 3.72 (vs air)
Vapor Pressure <1 mmHg ( 20 °C)
Auto ignition Temperature 1036 °F
Refractive Index n20/D 1.541(lit.)
Boiling Point 203 °C(lit.)
Melting Point 8-10 °C (lit.)
Density 1.034 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Storage Instruction Keep it at Room temperature
Flash Point 186.8 °F / 86 °C
Assay 99%
Impurities Less than 1 %
P Cresol Content 0.8 % (max)
O Cresol Content 0.5 % (max)
Moisture 0.15(max)

Meta Cresol has a number of applications; it is used as solvent, disinfected and raw material in different products such as pharmaceuticals, dyes and pigments, lubricating oils, solvents and paints, fire and wood preservatives, etc.


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