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p-Cresol, also known as 4-methylphenol, is an organic compound with a distinct phenolic odor. It is naturally found in small amounts in various plants and is also a product of protein decomposition. In perfumery, p-Cresol is valued for its ability to add depth and complexity to floral and leather fragrance compositions.

Utilized in the formulation of floral and leather scents, contributing a deep, smoky, and slightly medicinal note. It can enhance the realism and intensity of natural floral essences in perfumes.

IUPAC Name: 4-methylphenol
CAS Number: 106-44-5
Molecular Formula: C7H8O
Molecular Weight: 108.14 g/mol
Boiling Point: 201.95 °C (395.51 °F)
Melting Point: 34.77 °C (94.59 °F)
Class: Phenol
Use/s: Scent
1: 4-methylphenol 2: P-CRESOL 3: 4-Cresol 4: 4-Hydroxytoluene 5: p-Methylphenol 6: para-Cresol 7: p-Hydroxytoluene 8: p-Tolyl alcohol
Chemist Says
P-cresol is a colorless solid with a tar like odor. Sinks and mixes slowly with water. (USCG, 1999)
Scent: Sweet, Tarry, Smoky, Medicinal
Scent profile
Scent profiles are inherently subjective and can significantly differ among individuals, and may also be influenced by the conditions at the time of evaluation. The information provided here is a synthesis of data from diverse sources, including books, cross-references, artificial intelligence analyses, and chemical research sites, aiming to present a comprehensive overview. We've distilled this information to highlight the most frequently observed scent profiles for each molecule or compound, offering a generalized perspective.

1: Deep, Smoky, Medicinal, Floral, Leather
2: Medicinal, Smoky, Leathery
3: Phenolic odor
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para-Cresol Mass Spectrometry