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185450 Sigma-Aldrich

Phenol

unstabilized, ReagentPlus®, ≥99%

Synonym: Hydroxybenzene

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Properties

Related Categories Acids and Bases, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Biology, Denaturation, Nutrition Research,
grade   ReagentPlus®
vapor density   3.24 (vs air)
vapor pressure   0.09 psi ( 55 °C)
  0.36 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   ISWSIDIOOBJBQZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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.)
Gene Information   human ... GABRA1(2554)

Description

Packaging

100, 500 g in poly bottle

2.5 kg in poly bottle

Application

Phenol may be employed in the following studies:
• Isolation of deoxyribonucleic acid from Bacillus subtilis.
• Berthelot color reaction for the estimation of ammonia.
• Preparation of phenetole (aromatic ether) and 1,2-dihydroxybenzene (catechol).
• Synthesis of phenoxyacetic acid.

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.

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.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
RIDADR 
UN 1671 6.1 / PGII
WGK Germany 
2
Flash Point(F) 
174.2 °F
Flash Point(C) 
79 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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