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BPA
C15H16O2
commercial/industrial grade (95% minimum purity) and polycarbonate grade (99% minimum purity).
Bisphenol A is mostly used for production of polymers, mainly polycarbonates and epoxy resins, but also rubbers and resins. It is also used as flame retardant; fungicide; antioxidant; and antimicrobial (and antioxidant) in cosmetics.
bisphenol A diglycidyl ether; bisphenol A glycidyl ether prepolymers; epoxy resins; phenolic resins; polycarbonate; poly(ether-imide); polyester carbonate; polyester resins; polysulfone; and tetrabromobisphenol A.
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  • Phenol + acetone (carbonyl condensation, catalyzed by hydrochloric acid).
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BPA (a.k.a. Bisphenol A, Diphenylolpropane) is a colorless liquid, with mild phenolic odor solid, insoluble in water and soluble in the great majority of organic solvents. Being a high production volume chemical, with more than 4 million tons produced in 2015, BPA is a starting material in the synthesis of polymers. Being used in a wide range of plastic materials, BPA’s importance has increased continually with the growth of the plastics industry since the end of the 1930s.
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  • United States Flag United States: export price, FOB, from Jan 2007 to Dec 2014; import price, CIF, from Jan 2015 to present (1)
  • Netherlands Flag Netherlands: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • China Flag China: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • Thailand Flag Thailand: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • Brazil Flag Brazil: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (1)

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About BPA. BPA (a.k.a. Bisphenol A, Diphenylolpropane) is a colorless liquid, with mild phenolic odor solid, insoluble in water and soluble in the great majority of organic solvents. Being a high production volume chemical, with more than 4 million tons produced in 2015, BPA is a starting material in the synthesis of polymers. Being used in a wide range of plastic materials, BPA’s importance has increased continually with the growth of the plastics industry since the end of the 1930s.

Commercial Grades. commercial/industrial grade (95% minimum purity) and polycarbonate grade (99% minimum purity).

Uses. Bisphenol A is mostly used for production of polymers, mainly polycarbonates and epoxy resins, but also rubbers and resins. It is also used as flame retardant; fungicide; antioxidant; and antimicrobial (and antioxidant) in cosmetics.

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Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Phenol + acetone (carbonyl condensation, catalyzed by hydrochloric acid).

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Derivatives. bisphenol A diglycidyl ether; bisphenol A glycidyl ether prepolymers; epoxy resins; phenolic resins; polycarbonate; poly(ether-imide); polyester carbonate; polyester resins; polysulfone; and tetrabromobisphenol A.

Chemical Formula. C15H16O2

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