m-Cresyl Acetate
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Title: m-Cresyl Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 122-46-3
CAS Name: Acetic acid 3-methylphenyl ester
Additional Names: m-tolyl acetate; m-cresol acetic acid ester; acetic acid m-cresol ester; acetylmetacresol; metacresol acetate
Trademarks: Cresatin
Molecular Formula: C9H10O2
Molecular Weight: 150.17
Percent Composition: C 71.98%, H 6.71%, O 21.31%
Literature References: Germicide with pain-relieving properties. Prepn: Claus, Hirsch, J. Prakt. Chem. [2] 39, 62 (1889); Eijkman, Chem. Weekbl. 1, 453 (1904); see also US 1031971 (1912 to N. Sulzberger). Purification: Lebeau-Janot, Traité Pharm. Chim. II, 882 (Paris, 1955). Use in dentistry: J. M. Gergely, P. M. DiFiore, Gen. Dent. 41, 328 (1993).
Properties: Oily liq. Volatile with steam. Characteristic phenolic odor with a reminiscence of acetone. d426 1.048. bp 212°; bp13 99°. uv max (methanol): 262.5, 269.5 nm. Practically insol in water, glycerol. Miscible with alc, ether, chloroform, petr ether, benzene. Soly in liq petrolatum about 5%. Also sol in cottonseed oil.
Boiling point: bp 212°; bp13 99°
Absorption maximum: uv max (methanol): 262.5, 269.5 nm
Density: d426 1.048
Therap-Cat: Antiseptic (topical).
Therap-Cat-Vet: Antiseptic (topical).
Keywords: Antiseptic/Disinfectant.

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