We as experts bring forth various organic compounds that can be classified under Cresol. Also referred to as hydroxytoluene, these compounds can either be derived naturally or can also be synthetically manufactured under controlled lab conditions. The compounds can be found either in the form of liquid or solid as per the temperature and can be distinguished by its "coal tar" smell. Industrially, the use and application of Cresol chemical is vast and varied. The major uses of the compounds are seen as precursors or synthetic intermediates while making other compounds and materials. Large scale application of the compounds are witnessed in industries like dyes, plastics, pesticides, and pharma.
1) These are phenol derivatives largely used in phenol-formaldehyde resins.
2) Cresols are distinguished by the formula C7H8O
3) Cresols contain ortho-, meta-, and para- isomers.
4) Trace amounts of phenol and xylenols are found in commercial grades of these compounds.