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Thymol

Thymol
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Properties

Chemical formula

C10H14O

Molar mass

150.22 g·mol−1

Density

0.96 g/cm3

Melting point

49 to 51 °C (120 to 124 °F; 322 to 324 K)

Boiling point

232 °C (450 °F; 505 K)

Solubility in water

0.9 g/L (20 °C)[1]

THYMOL





CAS no.- 89-83-8



Thymol is a natural monoterpene phenol derivative of cymene. It is isomeric with carvacrol, found in thyme oil. It is in crystalline form having a pleasant aroma and strong antiseptic properties. Thymol crystals are colorless.

USES

It is used as a pesticide, insecticide, fungicide, rodenticide, antimicrobial. It is also used in perfumery because of its odor. Thymol is even used as a flavoring agent. Other than that, thymol can also be used as a medical disinfectant and general purpose disinfectant.

TOXICITY and SAFTEY INSTRUCTIONS

Thymol is a mild local irritant.  It produces vomiting, gastric pain, occasionally convulsions, central hyperactivity (eg, talkativeness), nausea, coma, cardiac and respiratory collapse. Gloves should be worn while handling of Thymol.




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