Phenol (Carbolic acid)

Phenol is an aromatic hydrocarbon compound composed of a benzene ring with a hydroxyl group. It is used as a raw material to make phenolic resins, bisphenol A for epoxy resins, and various pharmaceuticals.

  • CAS: No. 108-95-2
  • EINECS: No. 203-632-7
  • Japan, Chemical Substances Control Law: METI-No. 3-481
  • Japan, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law: Not applicable.
  • Japan, Fire Services Law: Designated combustibles (flammable solid)

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Characteristics

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Phenol is an aromatic hydrocarbon compound composed of a benzene ring with a hydroxyl group. At room temperature, it is a solid and has a characteristic chemical smell. The general physical properties are as follows.

Common Names Phenol
Carbolic acid,
Oxybenzene
Structure
CAS No 108-95-2
Japan, Chemical Substances Control Law METI-No. 3-481
Formula C6H5OH
Molecular Weight 94
Appearance Colorless or white solid
Melting Point (℃) 41
Boiling Point (℃) 182
Specific Gravity 1.07
Flash Point (℃) 79
Autoignition Temperature (℃) 715
Flammability Range (%) 1.8~8.6
Solubility parameter 14.5

Applications

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It is used as a raw material to make phenolic resins and bisphenol A which in turn is a raw material for epoxy resins.  It is also used as a raw material for a variety of dyes, surfactants, disinfectants, agricultural chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and intermediate chemicals.

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