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Phenol

Phenol is an organic chemical used to produce a wide variety of chemical intermediates. The primary chemical intermediates include

  phenolic resins, bisphenol A, caprolactam, alkyl phenols, and adipic acid.

Phenol is also referred to as carbolic acid and monohydroxybenzene, and is found numerous small volime applications. Some of these

  applications are plasticizers, synthetic cresols and xylenols, herbicides, wood preservative, pharmaceutials, and dyes.

Health and safety information and safe handling suggestions are available through the appropriate Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

Typical Properties 

Typical Properties 
Typical Value

Empirical Formula

Molecular Weight

Physical State

Color

Odor

Flammable Limits (by volume in air)


Flash Point


Autoignition Temperature

Boiling Point (760 mm)

Dielectric Constant 4°C

Melting Point (freezing point)

Reactivity

Specific Gravity. solid (25/44°F)

                             liquid (41/44°F)

Vapor Density (Air = 1.0)

Viscosity at 45°C (113°f)

                at 60°C (140°F)

                at 80°C (176°F)

Threshold Limit Value (8 hours)

Threshold (odor)

Weight per gallon at 50°C (122°F)

   C6H5OH

94.11 g/mol

Liquid or Solid

Colorless to light pink solid, or white molten

Characteristically sweet

Lower: 1.5%

Upper: 8.6%

Closed cup - 79°C (174.2 °F)

Open cup - 85°C (185°F)

715°C (1319°F)

181.8°C (359.2°F)

9.9

40.9°C (105.6°F)

Stable

1.071

1.058

3.24

3.8 cSt

2.52 cSt

1.597 cSt

5 ppm

0.3 ppm

8.75 lb