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.
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