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16018 Sigma-Aldrich

Phenol

≥96.0% (calc. on dry substance, T)

Synonym: Hydroxybenzene

  • CAS Number 108-95-2

  • Linear Formula C6H5OH

  • Molecular Weight 94.11

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 969616

  •  MDL number MFCD00002143

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57647541

  •  NACRES NA.21

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Properties

Quality Level   200
vapor density   3.24 (vs air)
vapor pressure   0.09 psi ( 55 °C)
  0.36 mmHg ( 20 °C)
assay   ≥96.0% (calc. on dry substance, T)
  88.0-92.0% (alkalimetric)
form   solid
  viscous liquid
autoignition temp.   1319 °F
expl. lim.   8.6 %
impurities   ≤0.0003% heavy metals (as Pb)
  ≤0.03% non-volatile matter
  8-11% water (Karl Fischer)
bp   182 °C (lit.)
mp   40-42 °C (lit.)
density   1.071 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
anion traces   chloride (Cl-): ≤5 mg/kg
cation traces   Fe: ≤1 mg/kg
suitability   corresponds for identity
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)

Description

General description

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

Phenol is an aromatic alcohol. Various industrial processes for the synthesis of phenol have been proposed.

Application

Phenol may be employed for the isolation of deoxyribonucleic acid from Bacillus subtilis. It may be used in the Berthelot color reaction for the quantitative estimation of ammonia.

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.
• Preparation of phenol-sulfuric acid reagent for colorimetric determination of total sugar content.

Packaging

bottled under inert gas

Other Notes

The article number 16018-4X5L will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 16018-5L which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.
The article number 16018-6X1L will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 16018-1L which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
RIDADR 
UN 2821 6.1 / PGII
WGK Germany 
2
Flash Point(F) 
174.2 °F
Flash Point(C) 
79 °C
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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