Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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1-hydroxy-2-methylbenzene; 2-cresol; 2-hydroxytoluenes; CAS number: 9548-7; o-Cresol; o-Cresylic acid; ortho-cresol

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O-cresol, ortho-cresol, also known as o-cresol or 2-methlyphenol is an organic substance with the linear formula CH3C6H4(OH), is a substance used in cosmetic formulations. The substance has an antimicrobial effect (helps to inhibit the growth of microorganisms on the skin). O-cresol is a derivative of phenol and isomer with p-cresol and m-cresol (see also under cresol).

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020