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Structure Formula
Formula  C10H14O
Molecular Weight 150.22
CAS No. 89-83-8
EC No. 201-944-8
Synonyms 5-Methyl-2-Isopropylphenol; 2-Hydroxy-1-isopropyl-4-methylbenzene; 2-isopropyl-5-methyl-pheno; 2-Isopropyl-5-methylphenol; 3-hydroxy-4-isopropyl-1-methylbenzene; 3-hydroxy-p-cymen; 3-methyl-6-(2-propyl)-phenol; 3-Methyl-6-isopropylphenol;


Thymol, commonly known as 5-Methyl-2-Isopropylphenol, is a natural compound found in certain plants, especially in the herb Thymus vulgaris (common thyme). Thymol is a monoterpene phenol and is known for its antiseptic, antifungal, and antioxidant properties. It has been used for various medicinal and industrial purposes.


Thymol is used in things like mouthwashes to keep their mouths clean and in some foods to add flavor. It can also help keep food from going bad too quickly. Thymol is not just for people; it can be used in farming to protect plants from bugs. Some people even like to use it for relaxing and feeling less stressed.


UniVOOK Chemical is committed to providing high-quality chemicals for diverse industrial applications, adheres to stringent quality standards, ensuring purity and efficacy in every batch. Trust UniVOOK Chemical for a reliable source of food and feed grade of synthesized Thymol that meets your specific needs.


Features: Thymol


Antioxidant Properties:

Cosmetic grade thymol exhibits antioxidant characteristics, making it a valuable addition to cosmetic formulations. It helps protect skin cells from oxidative stress, contributing to the anti-aging properties of skincare products.

Anti-Inflammatory Agent:

Known for its anti-inflammatory effects, Cosmetic grade thymol is used in topical applications to soothe irritated skin and reduce inflammation. This property is particularly beneficial in skincare and dermatological products.

Natural Pest Control:

Thymol is recognized for its insect-repelling qualities. It is employed in the formulation of natural insecticides and pest control products, providing an eco-friendly alternative to synthetic chemicals.

Aromatherapy Benefits:

The aromatic profile of 5-Methyl-2-Isopropylphenol lends itself to aromatherapy applications. Its invigorating scent promotes relaxation, stress relief, and mental clarity, making it a sought-after ingredient in essential oil blends and aromatherapy products.

Stability in Formulations:

5-Methyl-2-Isopropylphenol contributes to the stability of various formulations, ensuring that products maintain their efficacy and quality over time. This is particularly important in the development of long-lasting cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and industrial solutions.


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Thymol, scientific name 5-methyl-2-isopropyl phenol, or 3-hydroxyp-isopropyl toluene. White crystal, fragrant smell. The relative density is 0.979, the melting point is 48-51 ℃, the boiling point is 233℃, and the refractive index is 1.5227. Slightly soluble in water, soluble in ethanol, carbon disulfide, chloroform, glacial acetic acid, ether and volatile oil. Thymol is a widely used as food flavor, preservative, fungicide and antioxidant in industries of food, daily chemical, pharmaceutical and agricultural. It is also used as a primary raw material for the synthesis of many other chemicals.

Thymol used as food flavor, preservative, fungicide and antioxidant in industries of food, daily chemical, pharmaceutical and agricultural. It is also used as a primary raw material for the synthesis of many other chemicals.

Appearance Colorless crystal
Odor Character Strong flavor of the culinary herb thyme
Assay, G.C., % 99.5 min
mark Cosmetic and personal care grade of thymol can be used in detergent, toothpaste, talcum powder, mouthwash, cosmetics and other daily chemical products;
mark Used as pharmaceutical raw materials for pharmaceutical preparations;
mark Used as a spice, thymol is one of 599 additives in cigarettes;
mark Used as preservative;
mark With excellent antioxidant effect and bacteriostasis on food, thymol is used as a food additive;
mark Thymol is used as an antibacterial agent, fungicide, used in agricultural disease control;
Shelf Life

Under proper storage conditions, the shelf life is 12 months

Health & Safety

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