Phenol USP 500GM Go Back


: 108-95-2

Molecular Formula

: C6H5OH

Molecular Weight

: 94.11
Description: Colorless to light pink, interlaced or separate, needle-shaped crystals or white to light pink, crystalline mass. has a characteristic odor Gradually darkens on exposure to light and air.
Solubility: Soluble in water, very soluble in alcohol, in glycerin, in chloroform in ether, and in fixed and volatile oils; sparingly soluble in mineral oil.
Identification A (By chemical test): A white precipitate should form which should dissolve at first but become permanent as more of the reagent add
Identification B (By Chemical test): A violet color should produce.
Assay (on Anhydrous basis): 99.00%-100.50%
Limit of Non volatile residue: Not more than 0.05%
Clarity of solution and reaction: A solution is clear and is neutral or acid to litmus paper.
Congealing temperature: Not lower than 39°C
Water: Not more than 0.5%
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