creosol


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creosol

[′krē·ə‚sōl]
(organic chemistry)
CH3O(CH3)C6H3OH A combination of isomers, derived from coal tar or petroleum; a yellowish liquid with a phenolic odor; used as a disinfectant, in the manufacture of resins, and in flotation of ore. Also known as hydroxymethylbenzene; methyl phenol.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.