A chemical consisting of a six-sided carbon ring with one attached -OH, or hydroxyl group. This structure is the building block of a large group of phenolic compounds (often referred to as simply "phenols") that occur frequently in plants, including barley. Phenols in beer come mostly from malt, and while they can add important character to a beer in small concentrations they can contribute bitterness and astringency in large amounts.
A highly toxic, corrosive chemical which is quite hazardous by all routes of exposure (James 1985). Formerly called carbolic acid, it is a potent disinfectant, which has been used for centuries but is increasingly being abandoned in favor of safer chemicals. It is frequently found in medications such as sore throat lozenges and gargles. Considered a priority water pollutant by EPA
CAS Number: 108-95-2. A corrosive, poisonous, crystalline, acidic compound present in coal tar and wood tar. In dilute solution, it is used as a disinfectant. Chemical formula = C6H5OH. Molecular weight = 94.1 g/mol. Learn More...
(carbolic acid) - Colorless crystals, which can be dissolved in water or some organic solvents. Liquids have sweetish, sickening odor and can burn skin and eyes. In aqueous solution, phenol is not highly volatile, but it is readily absorbed through the skin. Abnormal pigmentation commonly occurs following dermal contact with phenolic compounds. Vapors are strongly irritating to eyes, nose and throat. Exposure by inhalation to a low concentration of phenol six times for five minutes produced increased sensitivity to light. Uses: In detergents, disinfectants, deodorants, furniture polish, air fresheners, mold and mildew removers.
A poisonous corrosive compound obtained by the distillation of coal tar that, in dilute solution, is an antimicrobial agent. Also called carbolic acid. A generic term for any compound similar in structure to phenol (an organic compound with one or more hydroxyl groups attached to an aromatic or carbon ring).
Phenol is an aromatic alcohol mainly used as an intermediate in organic synthesis. It essentially serves as a raw material for the production of bisphenol A, phenolic resins, alkylphenols and caprolactam.
Phenol is a highly poisonous, caustic crystalline chemical compound derived from coal tar or plant tar or manufactured synthetically. It has a distinctive, pungent odor and, in solution, is a powerful disinfectant.
Phenol, also known under an older name of carbolic acid, is a colourless crystalline solid with a typical sweet tarry odor. Its chemical formula is C6H5OH and its structure is that of a hydroxyl group (-OH) bonded to a phenyl ring; it is thus an aromatic compound.
The chemical phenol is sometimes used for full-face peeling when sun damage or wrinkling is severe. It can also be used to treat limited areas of the face, such as deep wrinkles around the mouth, but it may permanently bleach the skin, leaving a line of demarcation between the treated and untreated areas that must be covered with makeup.