Amylmetacresol

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Amylmetacresol
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
5-methyl-2-pentylphenol
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
Routes of
administration
Oral
Legal status
Legal status
Identifiers
CAS Number 53043-14-4
ATC code R02AA20 (WHO)
PubChem CID 14759
ChemSpider 14076 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL1512677
Chemical data
Formula C12H18O
Molar mass 178.27
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Amylmetacresol (AMC) is an antiseptic used to treat infections of the mouth and throat. It is used as an active pharmaceutical ingredient in Strepsils, Cēpacol, Gorpils and Lorsept throat lozenges.

Chemically, AMC is derivative of m-cresol, with a pentyl group attached to the sixth carbon atom. The pure substance melts at 24 °C, and boils between 137 to 139 °C (at 6.7 kPa). It is soluble in water, ethanol, acetone, ether, and oil. AMC exhibits low toxicity, and a RW coefficient of 250.[1]

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  1. ^ Twort, CC; Baker, AH (1942). "Further Researches on Bactericidal Mists and Smokes". The Journal of Hygiene 42 (3): 266–283. doi:10.1017/s0022172400035476. PMC 2199819. PMID 20475630. 

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