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)
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.
|Japan, Chemical Substances Control Law METI-No.||3-481|
|Appearance||Colorless or white solid|
|Melting Point (℃)||41|
|Boiling Point (℃)||182|
|Flash Point (℃)||79|
|Autoignition Temperature (℃)||715|
|Flammability Range (%)||1.8～8.6|
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.