Creosote, beechwood is a colorless to yellowish oily liquid with a smoky odor and caustic burning taste. (NTP, 1992)
Solubility in water: very poor
Store in tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP-NF. This material should be handled and stored per label instructions to ensure product integrity.
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: ~ 6
4.27 (NTP, 1992) (Relative to Air)
UN 2922 8/PG 2
Coal tar creosote has been used as a wood preservative pesticide in the United States since the late 1890s. This accounts for more than 97% of coal tar creosote production (383). Coal tar creosote prevents animal and plant growth on concrete marine pilings and is a component of roofing pitch.. Other uses include animal and bird repellent, insecticide, animal dip, fungicide, and pharmaceutical applications. Beechwood creosote has, in the past, been used for medicinal purposes. It is rarely used in the United States for medical purposes today.