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Phenolic Calibration Standards for Monitoring Wastewaters

Reporter US Volume 28.3

Phenolic compounds are important raw materials for the manufacturing of phenolic resins, pharmaceuticals, laboratory reagents, dyes, germicidal paints, and general disinfectants. Due to their toxicity to both man and animals, manufacturers using these raw materials may be required by local or regional government regulatory agencies to monitor wastewater discharges for these materials. Analysis of these compounds at low levels in waste effluents can be complex, requiring extensive sample preparation, followed by gas chromatography (GC). High-quality analytical standards are essential for routine daily calibration of the GC instrument.

Sigma Aldrich offers high-quality analytical phenol and substituted phenol standards in the form of neats, singlecomponent solutions, and multi-component solutions. These standards are suitable for use when monitoring phenolic compounds in accordance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Canadian Ministry of Environment and the European Union environmental contaminant methodologies. The single and multi-component calibration standards are tested for purity, identity, and concentration. Each component is guaranteed to be within 0.5% of the stated concentration. Documentation is provided free-of-charge for all neat reference materials and calibration solutions.

The table below lists a sampling of the many phenolic calibration standards and neat reference materials available from Sigma- Aldrich. Additional calibration standards can be found by visiting us online at

If you prefer, we can also formulate, test, and package phenol calibration standards per your specifications in a relatively short time, saving you valuable time and resources. To request a quote, please email our Technical Service group at, or visit our website:

Cat. No. Description
Multi-component Solutions
43240-U DL 152/2006 (ex. DM 471) phenol mixture - 100 μg/mL, in methanol, 1 mL
2-Chlorophenol, 4-Chlorophenol, 2,4-Dichlorophenol, 2-Methylphenol, 3-Methylphenol, 4-Methylphenol, Pentachlorophenol, Phenol, 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol
48859 EPA Phenols Mix - Varied conc., in methanol, 1 x 1 mL
4-Chloro-3-methylphenol (2500 μg/mL), 2-Chlorophenol (500 μg/mL), 2,4-Dichlorophenol (500 μg/mL), 2,4-Dimethylphenol (500 μg/mL), 2,4-Dinitrophenol (1500 μg/mL), 2-Methyl-4,6-dinitrophenol (2500 μg/mL), 2-Nitrophenol (500 μg/mL), 4-Nitrophenol (2500 μg/mL), Pentachlorophenol (2500 μg/mL), Phenol (500 μg/mL), 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol (1500 μg/mL)
48751 EPA 604-M Phenols Kit - Individual 1 mL solutions prepared at 500 μg/mL each in methanol
4-Chloro-3-methylphenol, 2-Chlorophenol, 2,4-Dichlorophenol, 2,4-Dimethylphenol, 2,4-Dinitrophenol, 2-Methyl-4,6-dinitrophenol, 2-Nitrophenol, 4-Nitrophenol, Pentachlorophenol, Phenol, 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol, EPA Phenol Mix (48859)
48130-U MISA Group 20 Phenols Mix A - 2000 μg/mL each in methanol, 1 x 1 mL
2,6-Dichlorophenol, 2,4-Dimethylphenol, 4,6-Dinitro-o-cresol, o-Cresol, p-Cresol, 2,3,4,6-Tetrachlorophenol, 2,3,5,6-Tetrachlorophenol, 2,3,4-Trichlorophenol, 2,3,5-Trichlorophenol, 2,4,5-Trichlorophenol
48131 MISA Group 20 Phenols Mix B - 2000 μg/mL each in methanol, 1 x 1 mL
p-Chloro-m-cresol, 2-Chlorophenol, m-Cresol, 2,4-Dichlorophenol, 2,3,4,5-Tetrachlorophenol, 2,4-Dinitrophenol, 4-Nitrophenol, Pentachlorophenol, Phenol, 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol

Cat. No. Description
Single-component Solutions, all offered as 1 mL
48689 2-Chlorophenol solution, 500 μg/mL in methanol
40029 2,4-Dichlorophenol solution, 5000 μg/mL in methanol
40302 2,6-Dichlorophenol solution, 5000 μg/mL in methanol
48719-U 2-Fluorophenol solution, 2000 μg/mL in methylene chloride
48697 2-Methyl-4,6-dinitrophenol solution, 500 μg/mL in methanol
40058 2-Methyl-4,6-dinitrophenol solution, 5000 μg/mL in methanol
40250-U 2-Methylphenol solution, 5000 μg/mL in methanol
40251-U 3-Methylphenol solution, 5000 μg/mL in methanol
40252-U 4-Methylphenol solution, 5000 μg/mL in methanol
48694 2-Nitrophenol solution, 500 μg/mL in methanol
40055 2-Nitrophenol solution, 5000 μg/mL in methanol
48695 4-Nitrophenol solution, 500 μg/mL in methanol
40056 4-Nitrophenol solution, 5000 μg/mL in methanol
48692 Pentachlorophenol solution, 500 μg/mL in methanol
40062 Pentachlorophenol solution, 5000 μg/mL in methanol
48718 Pentafluorophenol solution, 2000 μg/mL in methylene chloride
48688 Phenol solution, 500 μg/mL in methanol
48154 2,3,4-Trichlorophenol solution, 2000 μg/mL in methanol
40179 2,4,5-Trichlorophenol, 5000 μg/mL in methanol
48691 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol, 500 μg/mL in methanol
40019 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol, 5000 μg/mL in methanol

Cat. No. Description Qty.
442405 4-Bromophenol 1000 mg
506761 4-tert-Butyl phenol 1000 mg
48519 4-Chloro-3-methylphenol 5000 mg
48521 2-Chlorophenol 5000 mg
36747 3-Chlorophenol 1000 mg
442411 4-Chlorophenol 500 mg
442312 2,4-Dibromophenol 1000 mg
442324 2,6-Dibromophenol 1000 mg
442291-U 2,3-Dichlorophenol 1000 mg
48528 2,4-Dichlorophenol 5000 mg
442375 3,4-Dichlorophenol 1000 mg
442378 3,5-Dichlorophenol 1000 mg
48531 2,4-Dimethylphenol 500 mg
442350 2-Fluorophenol 1000 mg
442361 2-Methylphenol 1000 mg
442391 3-Methylphenol 1000 mg
442418 4-Methylphenol 1000 mg
48548 2-Nitrophenol 5000 mg
48549 4-Nitrophenol 500 mg
442873 Nonylphenol 100 mg
442850 4-Octylphenol 500 mg
442858 4-tert-Octylphenol 500 mg
48555-U Pentachlorophenol 5000 mg
442745 Pentafluorophenol 1000 mg
48556 Phenol 1000 mg
506842 4-Phenylphenol 1000 mg
442287 2,3,6-Trichlorophenol 1000 mg
48518 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol 5000 mg
442373 3,4,5-Trichlorophenol 25 mg
442306 2,4,6-Trimethylphenol 1000 mg

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