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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According to the results of references [15, 19], the volatiles released from the pyrolyzed PR between 600 and 800[degrees]C are aromatic compounds as phenol, cresol, and dimethylphenol, which are mainly the exfoliation from unstable edges of graphite microcrystallites.
The best-degrading dimethylphenol was 3,4-dimethylphenol, in which case the measured short-term oxygen demand was 16 % from the thOD.
Further, phenolic compounds - phenol, methylphenols, ethylphenols, dimethylphenols, diethylphenols, trimethylphenols, bisphenols, and others were identified as an important part of chromatogram.
Liquid wastes (leachates) from the depository area are characterized by a high concentration of oil products, phenols, cresols, dimethylphenols and resorcinols [6].