W353000

Sigma-Aldrich

m-Cresol

≥98%, FG

Synonym(s):
1-Hydroxy-3-methylbenzene, 3-Methylphenol, 3-Hydroxytoluene
Linear Formula:
CH3C6H4OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
108.14
FEMA Number:
3530
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
506719
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
617
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
4.026
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic

grade

FG
Halal
Kosher

Agency/Method

follows IFRA guidelines
meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1223/2009
EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FDA 21 CFR 175.300
FDA 21 CFR 177.2410

vapor density

3.72 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<1 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥98%

autoignition temp.

1036 °F

expl. lim.

1.06-1.35 %, 150 °F

refractive index

n20/D 1.541 (lit.)

bp

203 °C (lit.)

mp

8-10 °C (lit.)

density

1.034 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Featured Industry

Flavors and Fragrances

Organoleptic

burnt; spicy; smoky

food allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

SMILES string

Cc1cccc(O)c1

InChI

1S/C7H8O/c1-6-3-2-4-7(8)5-6/h2-5,8H,1H3

InChI key

RLSSMJSEOOYNOY-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

m-Cresol is one of the key volatile phenolic components of beef fat. It is also one of the key contributors to the beefy flavor in bovine meat.

Packaging

10, 25 kg in composite drum
1 kg in glass bottle

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Pictograms

CorrosionSkull and crossbones

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

hazcat

Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

storage_class_code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK Germany

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

186.8 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

86 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Shamil R Saitov et al.
Polymers, 11(6) (2019-05-31)
Electrical, photoelectrical, and optical properties of thin films of a new heat-resistant polyphenylquinoline synthesized using facile methods were investigated. An analysis of the obtained temperature dependences of the dark conductivity and photoconductivity indicates the hopping mechanism of conductivity over localized...
Volatile alkylphenols and thiophenol in species?related characterizing flavors of red meats
a J & Lindsay RC
Journal of Food Science, 56(5), 1197-1202 (1991)
Simple phenol and phenolic compounds in food flavor
Maga JA & Katz I.
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 10(4), 323-372 (1978)
Chiu-Po Chan et al.
Toxicology, 208(1), 95-104 (2005-01-25)
Cresol is a well-known environmental pollutant, toluene metabolite, uremic toxicant and accidental poisoning product. Formocresol, a preparation of formalin and cresol, is also used as a root canal medicament and for pulpotomy of primary teeth. However, little is known about...
P Saravanan et al.
Bioresource technology, 99(18), 8553-8558 (2008-05-13)
An internal loop airlift reactor (ILALR) is developed and studied for biodegradation of phenol/m-cresol as single and dual substrate systems under batch and fed batch operation using an indigenous mixed microbial strain, predominantly Pseudomonas sp. The results showed that the...

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