2,4,6-Trimethylphenol, also known as mesitol, is an aromatic chemical compound having
three methyl groups and one hydroxyl group. The name and structure of mesitol derives
from the combination of mesitylene and phenol. It has a range of applications in a variety of
industries such as general flavoring used in food and as a binding agent.
2,4,6-Trimethylphenol (Mesitol) can be obtained by reaction of mesitylene
with peroxomonophosphoric acid
It is used as a general flavoring in food, including condiments and seasoning.
It is also use as an adhesive and binding agent for a variety of uses.