Natural  O-Cresol

Other Names 2-Hydroxy-1-methylbenzene
Registered Numbers GB/T 14156-93 (I 1105), CAS 95-48-7,FEMA 3480
Molecular Formula C7H8O
Molecular Weight 108.14
Structural Formula


    Colorless or yellow liquid or crystals, with phenol odour. Melting point: 30.9℃,boiling point:191℃, flashing point:81℃, the relative density()1.0273, refractive index() 1.5361,solubility in water:3% at 40℃.O-cresol is soluble in benzene and organic solvent.

Production Method:

    O-Cresol is extracted from natural tree oil by distillation method.

Quality standards:
    1. Appearance: Colorless or yellow liquid or crystals
    2. Purity: ≥99%(Chromatography)

   GB2760-86 states that o-cresol is suit for edible flavour.

Recommended Dosage:
    FEMA (0.5mg/kg) for meat and soup, flavoring, crops and seafood.

    1kg or 5kg aluminum bucket.

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