Alfa Aesar™ Phenol, detached crystals, 99+%
Phenol is used as a precursor for cyclohexanone, plastics, nonionic detergents and pharmaceutical drugs like aspirin. It acts as an anesthetic in chloraseptic. It reacts with acetone to get bisphenol-A, which is used in the synthesis of poly carbonates and epoxide resins. It is also used in the manufacture of synthetic resins, dyes, pharmaceuticals, synthetic tanning agents, perfumes, lubricating oils and solvents. In molecular biology, it is used in the extraction of nucleic acid from tissues by using liquid/liquid phenol-chloroform extraction technique. It is an active component of paint strippers, which is used for the removal of epoxy and polyurethane. It is also used in the preparation of cosmetics, hair colorings and skin lightening preparations. In the field of medicine, its spray is useful in helping sore throat.
Soluble in water, alcohol, chloroform, ether, benzene, glycerol, acetone, carbon disulfide and aqueous alkali hydroxides.
Air and light sensitive. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong bases and strong acids.
|Sensitivity||Air and light sensitive|
|Melting Point||40°C to 43°C|
|Flash Point||79°C (175°F)|
|Solubility Information||Soluble in water,alcohol,chloroform,ether,benzene,glycerol,acetone,carbon disulfide and aqueous alkali hydroxides.|
|Chemical Name or Material||Phenol, detached crystals|
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GHS H Statement
Toxic if swallowed.
Toxic in contact with skin.
Toxic if inhaled.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Suspected of causing genetic defects.
May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 6.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: PHENOL, SOLID
EINECSNumber : 203-632-7
RTECSNumber : SJ3325000
TSCA : Yes
Recommended Storage : Ambient temperatures