white or pink crystals
4-Chloro-3-methylphenolS are incompatible with bases, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides, and oxidizing agents. Corrodes steel, brass, copper and copper alloys .
A pinkish to white crystalline solid with a phenolic odor. Melting point 64-66°C. Shipped as a solid or in a liquid carrier. Soluble in aqueous base. Toxic by ingestion, inhalation or skin absorption. Used as an external germicide. Used as a preservative in paints and inks.
Highly toxic, may be fatal if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through skin. Contact with molten substance may cause severe burns to skin and eyes. Avoid any skin contact. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed. Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases. Runoff from fire control or dilution water may be corrosive and/or toxic and cause pollution.
Chlorocresol is a biocide used for its disinfectant and
preservative properties, in topicals or cutting fluid.
Air & Water Reactions
Hygroscopic. Soluble in aqueous base.
Disinfectant; pharmaceutic aid (preservative).
Crystallise the phenol from pet ether or *C6H6. [Beilstein 6 H 381, 6 I 187, 6 II 355, 6 III 1315, 6 IV 2064.]
Combustible material: may burn but does not ignite readily. Containers may explode when heated. Runoff may pollute waterways. Substance may be transported in a molten form.