Light yellow liquid
Pentylcresol can be used as a preservative, fungicide and mildew inhibitor. It is most widely known as the active ingredient in preparations used to treat fungal infections of the throat and/or oral cavity, for example in lozenges, such as Strepsils®, which are combined with other active ingredients such as 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol.
The synthesis of pentan-cresol was first reported in 1930. The British patent describes the formation of amyl cresol by reduction of valeryl m-cresol with chlorine and then with zinc amalgam.
The current method for large-scale manufacture of pentanyl phenol follows a similar general synthetic route and includes the formation of the intermediate valeroyl m-cresol (VMC), and then reduction of the VMC to form pentanyl cresol.
Amylmetacresol Packaging and Shipping
Stored in cool dry ventilated place away from fire, heat, light, acids and food materials