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cresol

 [kre´sol]
a phenol from coal or wood tar; a mixture of isomeric cresol from coal tar or petroleum is used as a disinfectant and in making synthetic resins. Acute poisoning may result in rapid circulatory collapse; chronic poisoning may produce gastrointestinal symptoms, vertigo, skin rashes, jaundice, and uremia.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cre·sol

(krē'sol),
A mixture of the three isomeric methyl phenols, o-, m-, and p-cresol, obtained from coal tar. Its properties are similar to those of phenol, but it is less poisonous; used as an antiseptic and disinfectant.
Synonym(s): tricresol
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Thus, a composition containing epoxy resins, a cresol novolac modified epoxy resin, a brominated phenol novolac resin, modified siloxanes, silica and other additives was blended, crushed into a powder, transfer injection molded and cured for eight hours at 175[degrees]C to give a product having good spiral flow and crack resistance after 500 cycles at +150[degrees]C and -196[degrees]C and also good solder resistance (failure after 72 hours in steam and the next 10 seconds in solder at 260[degrees]C).
These were used until roughly 1925 when phenol, cresol, hydroquinone and aniline were used as antioxidants.
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