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Bisphenol A Properties

Bisphenol A

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Bisphenol A is an organic compound with two phenol functional groups. Bisphenol A was first synthesized by the Russian chemist A.P. Dianin in 1891. Bisphenol A is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, along with other applications.It is part of the bisphenols group of chemical compounds with two hydroxyphenyl groups. It is a colorless solid that is soluble in organic solvents, but poorly soluble in water.It is also used in making thermal paper such as that used in sales receipts.Bisphenol A is an endocrine disruptor that can mimic estrogen and has been shown to cause negative health effects in animal studies.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White to light brown flakes or powder
Boiling Point 220 °C
CAS Number 80-05-7
ChEBI 33216
Density 1.20 g/cm3
EINECS Number 201-245-8
HS Code 29072300
IUPAC Name 4,4'-Dihydroxy-2,2-Diphenylpropane
InChI 1S/C15H16O2/c1-15(2,11-3-7-13(16)8-4-11)12-5-9-14(17)10-6-12/h3-10,16-17H,1-2H3
LR Assay 95.0%
Lab Grade LR
Main Hazards Bisphenol A dust can cause irritate to upper respiratory passages.
Melting Point 158 - 159 °C
Molar Mass 228.29 g/mol
Molecular Formula C15H16O2
NFPA 704 H-3,F-0,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number SL6300000
Related Compounds Phenols;Bisphenol S
Solubility <0.1 g/100 ml
Synonyms BPA;4,4'-(Propan-2-ylidene)Diphenol;p, p'-Isopropylidenebisphenol;4,4´-Isopropylidenediphenol;2,2-bis(4-Hydroxyphenyl)Propane uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X