(Not official. )-C6H4Ohoch3=123.71. Synonym.- Methyl Pyrocatechin. A liquid constituting from 60 to 90 percent. of Creosote, which is mainly composed of this and Creosol.


By fractional distillation of Beech-wood Tar; treated with Ammonia to remove acid compounds, and then again fractionated.


A colorless, highly refractive liquid, of a strongly aromatic odor. Sp. gr., 1.117. Solubility. - Very slightly in water, readily in Alcohol and Ether.

Dose, 2 to 10 m.; .12 to .60 c.c.