from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystalline compound, C6H4(CH3)-(OH), which occurs in human urine in eases of erysipelas and scarlatina, in creosote from wood-tar, and as cresyl-sulphuric acid in the urine of cows and horses. It is also formed synthetically and by the decay of animal matter, tyrosin, etc. It melts at 36° C.


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  • Cyclohexanol and paramethylcyclohexanol, which are produced so easily by direct hydrogenation of phenol and paracresol, seem destined to play a useful role in the synthesis of rubber - a problem at present engaging so many research workers.

    Paul Sabatier - Nobel Lecture


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