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Ortho Cresol
C7H8O
Grades vary in freezing points between temperatures of 25, 29, 30, 30.5°c, etc
O-Cresol is used mainly as disinfectant.
O-Cresol is used as raw material in the production of the following chemicals: Acid Orange 51; Acid Red 131; Acid Violet 54; Acid Yellow 65; undecane; p-chloro-o-cresol; o-cresotic acid; o-cresyl glycidyl ether; 4,6-dinitro-o-cresol; Disperse Yellow 76; novolac resins; resol resins; and tetrabromo-o-cresol.
  • o/p-Chlorotoluene (hydrolysis/fractionation, coproduced with m/p-cresol)
  • Cresylic acid (fractionation, coproduced with phenol/ m/p-cresol/xylenol, mixed)
  • o-Chlorotoluene (base-catalysed hydrolysis, coproduced with m-cresol)
  • Phenol + methanol (orthoalkylation, coproduced with 2,6-xylenol)
  • p-Toluenesulfonic acid (alkali fusion, byproduct of p-cresol production)
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o-Cresol (a.k.a. 2-Methylphenol) is a colorless, yellow, brown or pink liquid with an odor that resembles phenol. It is toxic by ingestion, inhalation or skin absorption. It is dangerous because it denatures cellular proteins causing fast poisoning. It is mainly used as disinfectant and it is a precursor of many compounds such as some herbicides and some pharmaceutical products.
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Chart Description. This chart presents Ortho Cresol prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 2)
  • Germany: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • China: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • India: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)

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Note 2. Price forecasts (upcoming 9 months) available only to subscribers of the ‘Pro’ or 'Business' plans.

About Ortho Cresol. o-Cresol (a.k.a. 2-Methylphenol) is a colorless, yellow, brown or pink liquid with an odor that resembles phenol. It is toxic by ingestion, inhalation or skin absorption. It is dangerous because it denatures cellular proteins causing fast poisoning. It is mainly used as disinfectant and it is a precursor of many compounds such as some herbicides and some pharmaceutical products.

Chemical Formula. C7H8O

Commercial Grades. Grades vary in freezing points between temperatures of 25, 29, 30, 30.5°c, etc

Uses. O-Cresol is used mainly as disinfectant.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • o/p-Chlorotoluene (hydrolysis/fractionation, coproduced with m/p-cresol)
  • Cresylic acid (fractionation, coproduced with phenol/ m/p-cresol/xylenol, mixed)
  • o-Chlorotoluene (base-catalysed hydrolysis, coproduced with m-cresol)
  • Phenol + methanol (orthoalkylation, coproduced with 2,6-xylenol)
  • p-Toluenesulfonic acid (alkali fusion, byproduct of p-cresol production)

Derivatives. O-Cresol is used as raw material in the production of the following chemicals: Acid Orange 51; Acid Red 131; Acid Violet 54; Acid Yellow 65; undecane; p-chloro-o-cresol; o-cresotic acid; o-cresyl glycidyl ether; 4,6-dinitro-o-cresol; Disperse Yellow 76; novolac resins; resol resins; and tetrabromo-o-cresol.

Methodology. The chemicals pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.

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