Creosol

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Not to be confused with cresol.
Creosol
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Names
IUPAC name
2-Methoxy-4-methylphenol
Other names
4-Methylguaiacol; Valspice
Identifiers
93-51-6 YesY
ChemSpider 21105936 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 7144
UNII W9GW1KZG6N YesY
Properties
C8H10O2
Molar mass 138.16 g/mol
Appearance Colorless to yellowish aromatic liquid
Density 1.092 g/cm3
Melting point 5.5 °C (41.9 °F; 278.6 K)
Boiling point 220 °C (428 °F; 493 K)
Slightly soluble
Solubility in ethanol, ether, benzene Miscible
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Creosol is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C8H10O2. It is one of the components of creosote. Compared with phenol, creosol is a less toxic disinfectant.

Sources[edit]

Sources of creosol include:

Reactions[edit]

Creosol reacts with hydrogen halides to give a catechol. Creosolr.gif

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dignum, Mark J.W.; Van Der Heijden, Rob; Kerler, Josef; Winkel, Chris; Verpoorte, Rob (2004). "Identification of glucosides in green beans of Vanilla planifolia Andrews and kinetics of vanilla β-glucosidase". Food Chemistry 85 (2): 199–205. doi:10.1016/S0308-8146(03)00293-0. 
  2. ^ Characterization of volatile compounds from ethnic Agave alcoholic beverages by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. León-Rodríguez, A. de, Escalante-Minakata, P., Jiménez-García, M. I., Ordoñez-Acevedo, L. G., Flores Flores, J. L. and Barba de la Rosa, A. P., Food Technology and Biotechnology, 2008, Volume 46, Number 4, pages 448-455 (abstract)