Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Chart Description. Intratec provides Phenol prices in several countries, as follows:
Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Phenol prices plotted. You can filter a given Phenol price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.
About Phenol. Phenol (a.k.a. Carbolic Acid, Benzenol) is an organic compound. It is found as a white, crystalline solid with a characteristic odor and burning taste. It is very soluble in alcohol, ether, benzene and chloroform. The solubility in water is limited below 65°C. Above this temperature, phenol and water are miscible. An interesting characteristic is that it gradually turns pink when exposed to light or heat.
Chemical Formula. C6H5OH
Commercial Grades. Molten liquid; aqueous solution
Uses. Phenol is mainly used as disinfectant; isocyanate blocking agent; selective solvent; germicidal paints; pharmaceuticals; laboratory reagent; dyes; indicators; slimicide; and biocide.
- Cumene (liquid-phase oxidation/acid-catalysed hydrolysis, coproduced with acetone)
- Benzoic acid (oxydecarboxylation)
- Cresylic acid (fractionation, coproduced with cresol/xylenol)
- Chlorobenzene (hydration)
To know more about Phenol production processes, click here.
Derivatives. Aniline; bisphenol A; cyclohexanol; cyclohexanone; diphenolic acid; diphenylamine; diphenyl carbonate; fluorobenzene; hydroquinone; phenyl acetate; salicylic acid; and 2,6-xylenol.
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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