Ortho Cresol Prices
Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
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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 varying in freezing points between temperatures of 25, 29, 30, 30.5°c, etc.
Uses. o-Cresol is used mainly as disinfectant.
- 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. 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 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 Methodology.
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