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Sasol Ortho Cresol 305

Sasol Ortho Cresol 305

Producer:  Sasol
Ortho Cresol 305 Cresol is highly versatile compound and is key raw material in many different manufacturing processes due to it's unique reactivity and solvency properties. Sasol Ortho Cresol 305 serves as a chemical intermediate for multiple applications ranging from manufacture of herbicides to control weeds in agricultural crops. This product is also called OC305 and o-cresol 305. For documents specific to a region, please contact Sasol using the 'Request Document' button.
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Identification & Functionality


Applications & Uses



Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
o-Cresolmin. 99.8wt%ASTM D5310
Nitrogen Bases (as Pyridine)max. 0.001wt%ASTM D4471
Total Sulfur (as S)max. 0.001wt%JWI005
Color (at Loading)max. 50APHAJWI075
Watermax. 0.05wt%ASTM D1631
Phenolmax. 0.05wt%ASTM D5310
Physical Form
White to Amber
Slightly Soluble In

Regulatory & Compliance


Safety & Health

Environmental Impact Information

Cresols are toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates and care must be taken to prevent them from entering surface or ground waters. Cresols tend to sink in fresh water but will float in concentrated brine. They are biodegradable in aerobic conditions. Soil or other materials contaminated with cresols may become hazardous and must be disposed of by trained personnel according to regulations. In case of fire, cresol vapors may form and be carried with smoke downwind, creating the possibility of exposure. Cresols have a low potential for bioaccumulation.

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Information

Available in railcar, tank truck, isocontainer, 450 lb drum, 200 kg drum

Storage & Handling

Storage and Handling

Cresylic acids are stable and have an indefinite shelf-life with regard to composition. Depending upon storage conditions, they may absorb moisture from the air, darken in color over time, or leach low level metals from the storage vessel. This will be minimized, however, if the container remains sealed and the product is not exposed to air or excessive heating.

Safe handling advice

  • Wear personal protective equipment.
  • Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
  • Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.
  • In case of insufficient ventilation. 
  • wear suitable respiratory equipment.
  • Keep containers tightly closed in a dry.
  • cool and well-ventilated place.
  • Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.

Storage and handling materials

  • Unsuitable: Avoid use of aluminum, copper or brass alloys in storage or process equipment which will contact this material.

Refer the SDS for detailed information.

Documents (2)

Document Name
Technical Data Sheet
Sasol Ortho Cresol 305
Technical Data Sheet
Products: Sasol Ortho Cresol 305
Safety Data Sheet
Sasol Ortho Cresol 305
Safety Data Sheet
Products: Sasol Ortho Cresol 305