xylenol

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xylenol

[′zī·lə‚nȯl]
(organic chemistry)
(CH3)2C6H3OH Highly toxic, combustible crystals; slightly soluble in water, soluble in most organic solvents; melts at 20-76°C; used as a chemical intermediate, disinfectant, solvent, and fungicide, and for pharmaceuticals and dyestuffs.
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This is in agreement with the previously obtained data where phenol and cresols showed to be easily biodegradable compared to dimethylphenols [11, 12].
Formation of dimethylmuconolactones from dimethylphenols by Alcaligenes eutroghus JMP 134 // Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
However, these oxidative methods are relatively expensive [4] and may lead to the formation of the toxic byproducts from phenol, dimethylphenols and cresols.