What is 4-chloro-3-methyl phenol?

Chlorocresol appears as a pinkish to white crystalline solid with a phenolic odor. Melting point 64-66°C. Shipped as a solid or in a liquid carrier. Soluble in aqueous base. Toxic by ingestion, inhalation or skin absorption.


Used as an external germicide. Used as a preservative in paints and inks.

Sources & Potential Exposures

The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

Federal Regulations

EPA has classified 4-chloro-3-methyl phenol as Group D,not classifiable as to human carcinogenicity.

REGENESIS Treatment Products – 4-chloro-3-methyl phenol