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p-Cresol
Cresol, Para
Para Cresol
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About p-Cresol. P-Cresol is a colorless liquid or solid material, with a tarry odor, that consists of a toluene molecule with a hydroxy group substitution at position 4. It can sink, slowly mix with water, and is miscible in organic solvents such as ethanol, acetone, and benzene. This chemical has significance in human and other animals' metabolism. Industrially, it can be produced by fractionation of m-/p-cresol or by alkali fusion with p-toluenesulfonic acid.

Moreover, cresol isomers synthesis methods include alkali fusion of toluenesulfonates, alkaline chlorotoluene hydrolysis, splitting of cymene hydroperoxide, and methylation of phenol in the vapor phase. These processes have different isomer distributions, with methylation of phenol being specifically designed for cresols and xylenols production. Each process holds individual importance.

p-Cresol Handling. P-Cresol should be stored in properly labeled iron or steel containers, separated from explosives, oxidizing materials, and organic peroxides. Since it is hygroscopic and air and light-sensitive, this chemical should be stored under an inert gas in a dry and cool place. Moreover, the storage area should be away from a drain or sewer access to avoid contamination.

p-Cresol Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of p-Cresol are listed below.

  • m/p-cresol (fractionation; coproduced with m-cresol),
  • p-toluenesulfonic acid (alkali fusion)

p-Cresol Uses. The uses and applications of p-Cresol may vary according to its specification. The main forms of p-Cresol are crude cresol (20% o-cresol, 40% m-cresol, 30% p-cresol); and technical grade (98%-99% minimum purity).

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Data Legend. The chart above shows Para Cresol price assessments in USA Dollar per metric ton (USD/mt) in 3 locations, as follows:

  • Para Cresol, US (United States): Cresol, Para, import transaction price, cif, United States (netforward from fob India)
  • Para Cresol, SEA (Southeast Asia): Cresol, Para, export transaction price, fob, India
  • Para Cresol, CN (China): Cresol, Para, export transaction price, fob, China

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p-Cresol Price Outlook. The price of Para Cresol (United States) decreased during April 2019 to 3,380 USD per metric ton, which represents a slight decline of 2% compared to the previous month’s value. On a year-over-year basis, the prices of Para Cresol (United States) increased by 5%. Meanwhile, the average price of Para Cresol (China) amounted to 2,940 USD per metric ton, from 3,140 USD per metric ton one year earlier. On a month-over-month basis, the price of Para Cresol (China) is 1% lower than the price one month before.

The price of Para Cresol (Southeast Asia) declined slightly throughout April 2019, reaching 2,840 USD per metric ton.  The price is 1% lower than the average price in the previous month and 9% lower than the average price one year before.

About p-Cresol. P-Cresol is a colorless liquid or solid material, with a tarry odor, that consists of a toluene molecule with a hydroxy group substitution at position 4. It can sink, slowly mix with water, and is miscible in organic solvents such as ethanol, acetone, and benzene. This chemical has significance in human and other animals' metabolism. Industrially, it can be produced by fractionation of m-/p-cresol or by alkali fusion with p-toluenesulfonic acid.

Moreover, cresol isomers synthesis methods include alkali fusion of toluenesulfonates, alkaline chlorotoluene hydrolysis, splitting of cymene hydroperoxide, and methylation of phenol in the vapor phase. These processes have different isomer distributions, with methylation of phenol being specifically designed for cresols and xylenols production. Each process holds individual importance.

p-Cresol Handling. P-Cresol should be stored in properly labeled iron or steel containers, separated from explosives, oxidizing materials, and organic peroxides. Since it is hygroscopic and air and light-sensitive, this chemical should be stored under an inert gas in a dry and cool place. Moreover, the storage area should be away from a drain or sewer access to avoid contamination.

p-Cresol Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of p-Cresol are listed below.

  • m/p-cresol (fractionation; coproduced with m-cresol),
  • p-toluenesulfonic acid (alkali fusion)

p-Cresol Uses. The uses and applications of p-Cresol may vary according to its specification. The main forms of p-Cresol are crude cresol (20% o-cresol, 40% m-cresol, 30% p-cresol); and technical grade (98%-99% minimum purity).

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