Related Overviews


'xylenol' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Chemistry


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Any of six isomeric solid aromatic compounds, C6H3(CH3)2OH. An impure mixture of isomers is a liquid made from coal tar and employed as a solvent. The pure substances resemble phenol in their reactions. They are used to make thermosetting polymer resins, and the chloro- derivative of 1,2,5-xylenol is an industrial disinfectant.

Subjects: Chemistry.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.