Commercially available mixture of 6 isomers. Xylenol is a white, crystalline solid that is a derivative of Coal tar and a constituent of Cresylic acid. It is used as a Disinfectant, Insecticide, Fungicide, Plasticizer, rubber additive, Wetting agent, and an additive in dyestuffs.
Synonyms and Related Terms
dimethylphenol; hydroxydimethylbenzene; dimethylhydroxybenzene
Soluble in most organic solvents and alkalis. Slightly soluble in water.
|Melting Point||20 - 76|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt.=122.16|
|Boiling Point||203 - 225|
Hazards and Safety
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 251
- G.G. Hawley, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 6th ed., 1961