cresol metabolic process

id: GO:0042212
name: cresol metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving cresol, a mixture of the aromatic alcohol isoforms o-, p-, and m-cresol, which is obtained from coal tar or petroleum. The isomers are used as disinfectants, textile scouring agents, surfactants and as intermediates in the manufacture of salicylaldehyde, coumarin, and herbicides as well as being a major component of creosote.

Child Functions

GO:0018925m-cresol metabolic process
GO:0046199cresol catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0018958phenol-containing compound metabolic process
GO:0072490toluene-containing compound metabolic process