Somewhat similar condensations are: of geranial or citral, (CH 3) 2 CH CH 2 CH :CH C(CH 3) :CH CHO, to p-isopropylmethylbenzene or cymene; of the condensation product of methylethylacrolein and acetone, CH3 CH2 CH:C(CH3) CH:CH CO CH3, to [1.3.
On distillation with zinc dust it forms cymene (1.4 methyl isopropyl benzene).
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.
Phys., 1880 , 19, p. 158), or of cymene, limonene, &c., by Sabatier and Senderens's method.
Terephthalic acid, formed by oxidizing para-diderivatives of benzene, or best by oxidizing caraway oil, a mixture of cymene and cuminol, with chromic acid, as almost insoluble in water, alcohol and ether; it sublimes without melting when heated.