|CAS No:||89-83-8||EINECS No:||201-944-8|
|Molecular Formula:||C10H14O||Molecular Weight:||150.22|
|Boiling Point:||232 °C||Density:||0.965 G/mL|
|Melting Point:||48-51 °C|
Thymol; CAS 89-83-8; Extract; Cosmetic/ Pharmaceutical
|CAS Registry Number||89-83-8|
|Melting point||48-51 °C|
|Boiling point||232 °C|
Thymol is the main constituent of thyme and some origanum oils; it also occurs in many other essential oils. It forms colorless crystals (mp 51.5°C) with a spicy, herbal, slightly medicinal odor reminiscent of thyme. Thymol is prepared on a technical scale in a continuous high-temperature, high-pressure, liquid-phase, ortho-alkylation process, fromm-cresol and propylene, in the presence of activated aluminumoxide hydrate.
The crude thymol mixture, consisting of approximately 60% thymol, unreacted m-cresol (about 25%), and other (iso)propyl-substituted products, is separated by fractional distillation. Most of the by-products are recycled.
Thymol is used as a dry top note in lavender compositions, in men’s fragrances, and as a disinfectant in oral care products. It is also important as a startingmaterial for the production of racemic menthol.
Thymol is an antimicrobial compound which can increase the efficacy of antibiotics involving drug resistant bacteria. It inhibits growth and lactate production as well as reduces cellular glucose upta ke within the bacteria.
|1||62-46-4||Alpha Lipoic Acid|
|12||128-13-2||Ursodeoxycholic Acid/ UDCA|