cresol

Chinese: 愈创木酚French: crésol (n.m.)Russian: крезол


Status: ISO 765
PIN: mixture of 2-methylphenol, 3-methylphenol and 4-methylphenol
IUPAC: cresol
CAS: methylphenol
Reg. No.: 1319-77-3
Formula: C7H8O
Activity: bactericides
fungicides (aromatic fungicides)
herbicides (unclassified herbicides)
Notes: This substance is considered by the International Organization for Standardization not to require a common name; “cresylic acid” is given as an alternative.
The name “tricresol” has been used in the literature for mixtures of o-cresol [95-48-7], m-cresol [108-39-4] and p-cresol [106-44-5], but it has no official status.
The name “metacresol” is approved by the British Pharmacopoeia Commission for 3-methylphenol [108-39-4].
Structure: Structural formula of cresol
Pronunciation: krē-sǒl  Guide to British pronunciation
InChIKey: o-cresol:
QWVGKYWNOKOFNN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
m-cresol:
RLSSMJSEOOYNOY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
p-cresol:
IWDCLRJOBJJRNH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
InChI: o-cresol:
InChI=1S/C7H8O/c1-6-4-2-3-5-7(6)8/h2-5,8H,1H3
m-cresol:
InChI=1S/C7H8O/c1-6-3-2-4-7(8)5-6/h2-5,8H,1H3
p-cresol:
InChI=1S/C7H8O/c1-6-2-4-7(8)5-3-6/h2-5,8H,1H3

A data sheet from the Compendium of Pesticide Common Names