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Phenol
C6H5OH
Molten liquid; aqueous solution
Phenol is mainly used as disinfectant; isocyanate blocking agent; selective solvent; germicidal paints; pharmaceuticals; laboratory reagent; dyes; indicators; slimicide; and biocide.
Aniline; bisphenol A; cyclohexanol; cyclohexanone; diphenolic acid; diphenylamine; diphenyl carbonate; fluorobenzene; hydroquinone; phenyl acetate; salicylic acid; and 2,6-xylenol.
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  • Cumene (liquid-phase oxidation/acid-catalysed hydrolysis, coproduced with acetone)
  • Benzoic acid (oxydecarboxylation)
  • Cresylic acid (fractionation, coproduced with cresol/xylenol)
  • Chlorobenzene (hydration)
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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.
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Phenol Prices

Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries

Intratec provides Phenol latest prices and 12 years of historical series, as well as price forecasts. Subscribers to the Petrochemicals Prices have access to 72 commodities prices across several countries from main world regions.

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Chart Description. Intratec provides Phenol prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: export price, FOB (Note 2)
  • Belgium: export price, FOB (Note 1, 2)
  • China: spot price, ex-works (Note 1, 2)
  • India: import price, CIF (Note 1, 2)

Note 1. Only available for Registered Users

Note 2. Price forecasts (upcoming 9 months) available only to subscribers of the 'Pro' or 'Business' plans.

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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.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • 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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