Phenol is an aromatic organic compound that is considered a type of alcohol of the third group.

Phenol is one of the oldest disinfectants that was first extracted from coal, but today it is produced on a large scale from petroleum derivatives.

Phenol is also obtained from monohydroxybenzene, which is extracted from coal tar in an alkaline medium with an efficiency of 0.7%.

Molecular mass94.11 g/mol
Melting Point40.5 °C
Boiling point181.7 °C
AppearanceWhite crystalline solid


  • Plastic industry
  • Oil Industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Health and medicinal materials
  • Main precursor of polycarbonate and epoxy resins
  • Wood industry


This chemical is available in 225 kg metal drums.

Chemical Formula

  • C6H6O

Other names

  • hydroxybenzene
  • carbolic acid
  • phenylic acid
  • phenic acid
  • benzenol

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