49 to 51 Â°C (120 to 124 Â°F; 322 to 324 K)
232 Â°C (450 Â°F; 505 K)
0.9 g/L (20 Â°C)
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.
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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