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A12307 o-Cresol, 98+%

CAS Number
95-48-7
Synonyms
2-Methylphenol

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A12307-36 500g 42.80
A12307-0P 2000g 136.00
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o-Cresol, 98+%

MDL
MFCD00002226
EINECS
202-423-8

Chemical Properties

Formula
C7H8O
Formula Weight
108.14
Melting point
30-34°
Boiling Point
190-192°
Flash Point
81°(177°F)
Density
1.048
Storage & Sensitivity
Light Sensitive. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in chloroform, ether. Insoluble in water but soluble in about 40 parts water. Soluble in carbon tetrachloride

Applications

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.

Notes

Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers. Store away from strong oxidizing agents. Keep container tightly closed.

Literature References

Boatto G, Nieddu M,; Carta A, Pau A,; Lorenzoni S,; Manconi P,; Serra D. Determination of phenol and o-cresol by GC/MS in a fatal poisoning case.. Forensic Sci Int. year of publication , 139 (2-3), 191-194.

Hua-Wei Chen,; Young Ku,; Agus Irawan. Photodecomposition of o-cresol by UV-LED/TiO2 process with controlled periodic illumination. Chemosphere. 2007, 69 (2), 184-190.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H227-H301-H311-H314-H335

Combustible liquid. Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P235-P260-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P331-P363-P370+P378q-P501c

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep cool. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. 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 INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,2579
Beilstein
506917
Hazard Class
6.1
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2907.12
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
GO6300000

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