Carvacrol is also called isothymol, a natural monoterpene derivative of cymene. It is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a spicy odor as Thymol. Carvacrol is naturally found in many essential oils especially in thyme oil. It is prepared by the sulfonation reaction of p-Cymene. With a special aroma, Carvacrol is widely used in fragrance formulation, oral product, spice, medicine etc. It’s used as a disinfectant and fungicide due to its capability of killing bacteria and intestinal parasites.

Substance Identification

Synonyms Cymenol | Isothymol | 2-Methyl-5-isopropylphenol
CAS 499-75-2
EINECS 207-889-6
HS.CODE 294200
Molecular Formula C10H14O
Moleclar Weight 150.22

Application & Uses

  • used as antioxidant component
  • used as feed additive ingredients
  • used as food flavoring ingredients
  • used as a disinfectant, astringent ingredients
  • used as insect repellent ingredient
  • used as pharmaceutical intermediate
  • used as natural bacteriostatic ingredients
  • used in the fragrance of daily necessities such as soap

Sales Specification

Odor Character Thyme
Assay, G.C., % ≥99.5
Refractive Index, n20D 1.523
Specific Gravity, d2020 0.972~0.980
LD50 oral, rat >810mg/kg
LD50 dermal, rabbit 5g/kg


  • Steel Drum, 180kg net each, plastic lining

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H302/314/411
P-Code P264/270/273/280
Response P301+P312+P330 P301+P330+P331 P303+P361+P353 P304+P340+P310 P305+P351+P338+P310 P363 P391
Storage P405
Disposal P501
S-phrases: S26-S36/37/39-S45 | R-phrases: R22;R34


  • air and moisture sensitive
  • containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage
  • handle and store under inert gas
  • keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place
  • store in cool place

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