cresol catabolic process

id: GO:0046199
name: cresol catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of 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:0042213m-cresol catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0019336phenol-containing compound catabolic process
GO:0042178xenobiotic catabolic process
GO:0042212cresol metabolic process
GO:0072491toluene-containing compound catabolic process