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 (krē′sôl′, -sŏl′, -sōl′)
Any of three isomeric phenols, C7H8O, used in resins and as a disinfectant.

[Alteration of creosol.]


(Elements & Compounds) an aromatic compound derived from phenol, existing in three isomeric forms: found in coal tar and creosote and used in making synthetic resins and as an antiseptic and disinfectant; hydroxytoluene. Formula: C6H4(CH3)OH. Also called: cresylic acid Systematic name: methylphenol


(ˈkri sɔl, -sɒl)

any of three isomers of the compound C7H8O, usu. derived from coal tar and wood tar, and used chiefly as a disinfectant.
[1860–65; cres- (irreg. from creosote) + -ol2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cresol - any of three poisonous colorless isomeric phenols; derived from coal or wood tar; used as a disinfectant
Lysol - a clear oily brown solution of cresols in soap; used as an antiseptic and disinfectant
phenol - any of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds; molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups
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Stinkhorn fungi of various species are known to emit volatile compounds such as oligosulphides, phenols, indoles, cresols and some of their derivatives (Johnson and Jurgens 2010; Pudil et al.
The company's extensive product portfolio includes polymer stabilisers, alkyl phenols and alkyl cresols, PVC stabilisers, plasticisers, tin intermediates, polyurethanes, SAP and flocculants.
It is commonly used in different branches of industry including chemical production of alkylphenols, cresols, xylenols, phenolic resins, aniline and other compounds [14], oil, coal processing and metallurgic [15].
In Cambodia, as in several other countries affected by HPAI virus (H5N1), decontamination of the environment after an outbreak is recommended by authorities; for example, disinfectants such as cresols are sprayed over environmental surfaces.
w] monophenol derivatives originated from wood, such as guaiacol, catechol, and cresols.
The oxidizing agents and cresols are corrosive to work areas and the alcohols are highly flammable.
The combustion of resinous or softwoods generates smoke that consists chiefly of phenols and cresols that impart a rather 'heavy' aroma and bitter flavour to the product whereas smoke obtained from the pyrolysis of wood from deciduous trees consist of compounds that contribute a mildly fragrant aroma in the smoked product [2,3].
By its nature, the Rendall Process cannot generate any of the noxious and bio-toxic organic compounds, such as phenols, cresols and dioxins, that have presented community health hazards in the vicinity of antiquated oil shale facilities in the past.
Industrial chemical cresols and downstream derivatives.
The biodegradation efficiency of phenol, dimethylphenols and cresols in semicoke dump leachates was also studied by Heinaru et al.
Coal tar creosote (containing over 300 different compounds, the majority of which are PAHs such as phenols, cresols, xylenols, pyridines, and benzene) is the most commonly used wood preservative in the United States [Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) 2002].