cresylic acid


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cresylic acid

[krə′sil·ik ′as·əd]
(materials)
A mixture of phenols containing varying amounts of xylenols, cresols, and other high-boiling fractions.
A crude mixture of the three cresol isomers.
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UV absorbers, hindered amine light stabilizers, antistatic agents, and antioxidants while at American Cyanamid (now Cytec Industries); antioxidants, impact modifiers, alkyl phenols, petrochemicals, and cresylic acids while at GE Plastics/Specialty Chemicals (now Chemtura).
Triaryl phosphates are made from phenol and cresylic acids, and equivalent esters from phenol and synthetic alkyl phenols.
Triaryl phosphates made from phenol and cresylic acids and equivalent esters made from phenol and synthetic alkyl phenols are readily available.