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Chemical & Physical Properties:

  • Product Name: phenol
  • Other Name: carbolic acid
  • CAS No.:108-95-2
  • UN No.:1671
  • EINECS No.: 203-632-7
  • Purity:>99%, 99% Min
  • Molecular Weight: 94.11
  • Class:6.1
  • Chemical Formula: C6H6O
  • Appearance: Colourless or Pale Yellow Liquid
  • Melting point:40-42 °C(lit.)
  • Boiling point:182 °C(lit.)
  • density:1.071 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
  • vapor density:3.24 (vs air)
  • vapor pressure:0.09 psi ( 55 °C)
  • refractive index:n20/D 1.53
  • Fp:175 °F
  • storage temp.:2-8°C
  • solubility:H2O: 50 mg/mL at 20 °C, clear, colorless
  • pka:9.89(at 20℃)
  • form: liquid



Phenol is an important organic chemical raw material, widely used in the production of phenolic resin and bisphenol A, in which bisphenol A is an important raw material for polycarbonate, epoxy resin, polysulfone resin, and other plastics. In some cases, the phenol is used to produce iso-octyl phenol, isononylphenol, or isododecylphenol through an addition reaction with long-chain olefins such as diisobutylene, tripropylene, tetra-polypropylene, and the like, which are used in the production of nonionic surfactants. In addition, it can also be used as an important raw material for caprolactam, adipic acid, dyes, medicines, pesticides and plastic additives, and rubber auxiliaries.


Description Unit
Molecular formula C6H6O
Purity 99% Min
Synonym Carbolic acid; hydroxybenzene; Phenol
Boiling Point 181.00 to 182.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Density 1.07
Molecular Weight 94.11
Flash Point 175.00 °F. TCC
Odor phenolic plastic rubber
Slightly Solubility in min. oil
 Appearance Colorless or pale yellow liquid


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Phenol is highly corrosive and toxic. It mainly affects the central nervous system. The oral lethal dose for adults is 1 g. It can be irritating, numbing, or necrotizing to the skin. It is toxic to skin contact, swallowing, or inhalation of phenol. Misuse of a small amount of phenol can cause nausea, vomiting, shock, coma, and even death in case of respiratory failure. Very few amounts are used as a preservative so adverse reactions are rarely found.

Due to its high toxicity, it has been replaced by more effective and less toxic phenolic derivatives.

Chemical Properties:

Phenol, C6H5OH, also known as carbolic acid and phenylic acid, is a white poisonous crystalline solid that melts at 43 °C (110 OF) and boils at 182°C (360 OF). Phenol has a sharp burning taste and a distinctive odor, and it irritates tissue. It is toxic not only by ingestion or inhalation but also by skin absorption. Phenol is soluble in water, alcohol, and ether. It is used in the production of resins, germicides, weedkillers, and pharmaceuticals, and as a solvent in the refining of lubricating oils.

Health Hazard:

Phenol and its vapors are corrosive to the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. The corrosive effect on skin and mucous membranes is due to a protein-degenerating effect. Repeated or prolonged skin contact with phenol may cause dermatitis and potentially second and third-degree burns. Inhalation of phenol vapor may cause lung edema. Phenol may adversely affect the central nervous system and heart. Long-term, or repeated exposure, to phenol may have harmful effects on the liver and kidneys.

While there is no evidence that phenol causes cancer in humans it is readily absorbed through the skin; systemic poisoning can occur in addition to the local caustic burns. Resorptive poisoning by a large quantity of phenol can occur even with only a small area of skin, rapidly leading to paralysis of the central nervous system and a severe drop in body temperature. Phenol is also a reproductive toxin causing an increased risk of abortion and low birth weight indicating retarded development in utero.

Chemical burns from skin exposures can be decontaminated by washing with polyethylene glycol or isopropyl alcohol; flushing with copious amounts of water will help to remediate the burn. Removal of contaminated clothing is required, as well as immediate hospital treatment for large splashes.

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