Cresol - C7H8O

Cresol is colourless cristals or fluids with a smell similar to phenol. The chemical formula of Cresol is C7H8O, the structural formula is H3C-C6H4-OH.

Cresols exist in three forms: ortho-cresol (o-cresol), meta-cresol (m-cresol) and para-cresol (p-cresol). 
It is used in the production of colourants among other things.

Cresol is not hazardous in low concentrations. 


Molecular weight   108.14 g/mol

Solid phase   Melting point: 29.8 °C

Liquid phase   Boiling point: 191.0 °C