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Phenol, MP Biomedicals™

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Phenol, Ultra Pure Grade, White Solid

  • Phenol is useful for extraction of viral, plasmid and phage DNAs, and to solubilize and dissociate proteins.
  • It is used as a general disinfectant, either in solution or mixed with slaked lime, etc., for toilets, stables, cesspools, floors, drains, etc.; for the manufacture of colorless or light-colored artificial resins, many medical and industrial organic compounds and dyes; as a reagent in chemical analysis.
  • Aqueous solutions are used as topical anesthetic; topical antiseptic; topical antipruritic. Phenol is used in DNA extractions for removing protein.
CAS 108-95-2
Density 1.071g/mL at 25°C (Lit.)
Color White
Melting Point 182°C (literature)
Boiling Point 182°C (Literature)
Flash Point 174.2°F/79°C (Lit.)
Molecular Formula C6H6O
MDL Number MFCD00002143
UN Number r
Beilstein 969616
Quantity 500g
Synonym Hydroxybenzene, Carbolic acid, Phenic acid, Phenylic acid
Residue after Evaporation <0.05%
Solubility Information Soluble in aqueous solution (5% - clear, colorless solution).
IUPAC Name phenol
Molecular Weight (g/mol) 94.11
Physical Form Solid
Percent Purity 0.999
Vapor Density 3.24 (vs air)(Lit.)
Vapor Pressure 0.09 psi (55°C); 0.36 mmHg (20°C)(Lit.)
Assay Ultra Puregrade
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storageNote1 : Store at Room Temperature (15-30°C), store under nitrogen.