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Phenol

Synthesised by air oxidation of Cumene into Cumene hydroperoxide and subsequent catalytic cracking into Phenol and Acetone.

Transport

The product is transported in a liquid state in thermally insulated heatable road tank cars, containers and railway tank wagons. Phenol is a hazardous material.

Application

  • Phenolic resins
  • Bisphenol A
  • Adipic acid
  • Caprolactam
  • Aniline
  • Alkyl phenols
  • Softening agents and antioxidant agents

Specification Phenol

Parameter Limiting value Testing method
Phenol (without water) min. 99.97 weight % 81 - 102
Water max. 200 ppm DIN 51777 / Part 1
Colour index max. 5 Hazen DIN ISO 6271
Setting point min. 40.7 °C ISO 1897 / 11
Total organic impurities max. 300 ppm 81 - 102