2-Phenylphenol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

2-Phenylphenol Properties


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2-Phenylphenol is an organic compound that consists of two linked benzene rings and a phenolic hydroxyl group. It is a biocide used as a preservative. The primary use of 2-phenylphenol is as an agricultural fungicide. It is generally applied post-harvest. It is a general surface disinfectant, used in households, hospitals, nursing homes, farms, laundries, barber shops, and food processing plants. It can be used on fibers and other materials. It is used to disinfect hospital and veterinary equipment. Other uses are in rubber industry and as a laboratory reagent. It is also used in the manufacture of other fungicides, dye stuffs, resins and rubber chemicals.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Off-White Powder
Boiling Point 280-284 °C
Brand Name Dowicide;Torsite;Preventol;Nipacide
CAS Number 90-43-7
ChEBI 17043
Density 1.293 g/cm3
EINECS Number 201-993-5
HS Code 29071900
IUPAC Name Biphenyl-2-ol
InChI 1S/C12H10O/c13-12-9-5-4-8-11(12)10-6-2-1-3-7-10/h1-9,13H
Melting Point 55.5-57.5 °C
Molar Mass 170.21 g/mol
Molecular Formula C12H10O
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number DV5775000
Solubility 0.7 g/l
Synonyms o-Phenylphenol;Biphenylol;Orthophenyl Phenol;o-Xenol;Orthoxenol;2-Phenylphenol;1,1'-Biphenyl-2-ol;2-Biphenylol;2-Hydroxybiphenyl;2-Hydroxydiphenyl
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