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