a colorless, crystalline phenol, CHO, extracted from the volatile oil of thyme or made synthetically: used as an antiseptic, esp. in mouthwashes and nose and throat sprays, and in perfumery, embalming, microscopy, etc.
Malefern, santonine, thymol and other anthelmintic remedies are prescribed.
OH(3), is formed when thymol (paraisopropyl-meta-cresol) is heated with phosphorus pentoxide.
THYMOL, C10H,40 or C 6 H 3 (OH) (CH 3) (C 3 H 7) [1: 3: 6 ], a methylisopropylphenol isomeric with carvacrol, is an aromatic substance found with the hydrocarbons cymene, C, 0 H, 4j and thymene, Collis, in oil of thyme (from Thymus vulgaris) and in other essential oils, e.g.
Thymol crystallizes in large colourless plates, which melt at 44° and boil at 230°.