Chemical Name — AMYL META CRESOL


A clear or almost clear liquid or a solid crystalline mass, colourless or slightly yellow when freshly prepared, which darkens on keeping; odour, characteristic. Amylmetacresol should be protected from light.

IUPAC Name 5-methyl-2-pentylphenol
CAS Number 53043-14-4
Molecular Formula C12H18O
Synonyms 6-Amyl-m-cresol;5-methyl-2-pentylphenol
Application amylmetacresol is an antiseptic used to treat minor infections of the mouth and throat. It is one of two active ingredients in Gorpils lozenges or Strepsils. Boots Group or Gepach International also make a lozenge with this as active ingredient.
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