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Phenol

unstabilized, ReagentPlus®, ≥99%

Synonym(s):
Hydroxybenzene
Linear Formula:
C6H5OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
94.11
Beilstein:
969616
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
39023301
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

vapor density

3.24 (vs air)

Quality Level

vapor pressure

0.09 psi ( 55 °C)
0.36 mmHg ( 20 °C)

product line

ReagentPlus®

assay

≥99%

form

crystalline (flakes)
crystalline (solid)
crystals

autoignition temp.

1319 °F

expl. lim.

8.6 %

bp

182 °C (lit.)

mp

40-42 °C (lit.)

solubility

water: soluble 84 g/L at 20 °C

density

1.071 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

Oc1ccccc1

InChI

1S/C6H6O/c7-6-4-2-1-3-5-6/h1-5,7H

InChI key

ISWSIDIOOBJBQZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Gene Information

human ... GABRA1(2554)

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General description

Phenol is an aromatic alcohol. Various industrial processes for the synthesis of phenol have been proposed.[97]
Phenol is an aromatic alcohol. Various industrial processes for the synthesis of phenol have been proposed.[97] It can undergo oxidation in the presence of Fentons′ reagent in aqueous solution.[97]

Application

Phenol may be employed in the following studies:
  • Isolation of deoxyribonucleic acid from Bacillus subtilis.
[20]
  • Berthelot color reaction for the estimation of ammonia.
  • [21]
  • Preparation of phenetole (aromatic ether)
  • [08] and 1,2-dihydroxybenzene (catechol).[09]
  • Synthesis of phenoxyacetic acid.
  • [10]
    Phenol may be used in the following processes:
    • As a phase-transfer catalyst in electrolyte solutions of lithium-O2 battery to promote solution phase discharge.
    [98]
  • Preparation of phenol-sulfuric acid reagent for colorimetric determination of total sugar content.
  • [99]

    Packaging

    100, 500 g in poly bottle
    2.5 kg in poly bottle

    Legal Information

    ReagentPlus is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

    Signal Word

    Danger

    Hazard Classifications

    Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 2 - Eye Dam. 1 - Muta. 2 - Skin Corr. 1B - STOT RE 2

    Storage Class Code

    6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

    WGK

    WGK 2

    Flash Point(F)

    177.8 °F - closed cup

    Flash Point(C)

    81 °C - closed cup

    Personal Protective Equipment

    dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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