This section provides an overview for phenol as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 13 phenol manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked phenol companies as of March, 2024: 1.JFE Chemical Corporation, 2.Hwatsi Chemical Private Limited, 3.Junsei Chemical Co.,Ltd..
Phenol, an aromatic compound characterized by a hydroxy group attached to a benzene ring, is a solid, colorless crystal at room temperature with a distinct odor. Initially derived from coal tar, modern production primarily uses benzene through various chemical processes like sulfonation and chlorination. Due to its bactericidal properties, phenol is utilized in numerous applications but requires careful handling due to its corrosive and toxic nature.
As a versatile chemical, phenol is fundamental in producing bisphenol A, phenolic and epoxy resins, polycarbonate resin, and nylon, among others. It's also a key ingredient in dyes, surfactants, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Its bactericidal effect lends it to use as a disinfectant and antiseptic, while its sensory numbing effect aids in pain and itch relief.
Phenol has a density of 1.07g/cm3, a melting point of 40.5°C, and a boiling point of 181.7°C. It dissolves well in organic solvents and is slightly soluble in water. The hydroxyl group in phenol is weakly acidic, distinguishing it from the alcohols and contributing to its unique chemical behavior.
The conjugate base of phenol, the phenoxide ion, is stabilized through resonance, making phenol weakly acidic with a pKa of 9.95. This acid dissociation constant is significantly higher than that of typical alcohols.
Phenol readily forms sodium phenoxide with sodium or sodium hydroxide and can undergo reactions to produce compounds like phenolphthalein and 2,4,6-tribromophenol. Its nitration yields picric acid, though a preliminary sulfonation step is required to prevent oxidation.
Phenolic compounds can be detected using aqueous iron (III) chloride, which reacts to produce a reddish-purple iron phenol complex, indicating the presence of phenolic hydroxy groups.
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Capital Resin Corporation is a custom resins, coatings, and chemicals manufacturer established in 1976 and based in Columbus, Ohio. The company specializes in production operations for client companies in the agriculture, adhesives, personal care, and composites markets. The company’s product lineup includes phenolic and resorcinol resins, alkylated phenols, aromatic sulfonic acids, and polyurethanes used in industries like aerospace, defense, automotive, and electronics. As an ISO 9001 and SOCMA ChemStewards certified company, Capital Resin Corporation is equipped to provide technical integration services including research and development, as well as chemical storage, packaging, and transportation.
Kanto Chemical Co. Inc., founded in 1944 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a reagent manufacturer with overseas affiliates in other countries, including China, France, USA, Taiwan, and Malaysia. Its product portfolio includes analytical reagents, ionic liquids, Iodine compounds, ultra-pure chemicals, and water analysis kits. The company is also developing regenerative medicine and genetics reagents and has over 50,000 products. It has several certifications, including ISO 9001, acquired in 1994, making it the first Japanese company in the reagent industry. Other certifications are ISO 14001, ISO 13485, and ISO/IEC 17025.
Junsei Chemical Co. Ltd., established in 1948 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a manufacturer of chemical reagents and chemical products, including commissioned synthesis of chemical products. Some of the products it makes include Sodium chloride solution, concentrated glycerin, calcium chloride, ascorbic acid, and nitric acid. The chemical products have a wide range of applications and can be used in pathological examination, as food additives, for analysis, and in the pharmaceutical industry. All its plants, including its research institute, are ISO4001 and ISO9001 certified, while its Saitama and Ibaraki plants are equipped with buildings that comply with GMP.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation was founded in 1933 and has a head office in Tokyo, Japan. Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation provides products including chemicals, industrial gases, and health care products to customers globally. Mitsubishi Chemical Group’s performance products division manufactures and distributes. functional food materials, electronic and electrical components, specialty chemicals, and other products. Mitsubishi Chemical health care products include pharmaceuticals, drug discovery solutions, diagnostic reagents, and instruments for medical use. Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation also provides other services such as engineering, information systems, logistics, and consulting.
Borealis Compounds Inc., established in 1994 and headquartered in Vienna, Austria, is a manufacturer and supplier of advanced and sustainable polyolefin and base chemical solutions. The company plays a vital role in supplying superior polyolefin plastic materials that find applications in consumer products, advanced packaging, and fiber manufacturing. It also produces a diverse range of base chemicals, including melamine, phenol, acetone, ethylene, and propylene. These chemicals serve various industries, such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure, and mobility. The company has manufacturing facilities strategically located in Belgium, Central Europe (Austria and Germany), Finland, and Sweden to cater to the global market.
INEOS, established in 1998 with headquarters in the UK, is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, and oil products, operating over 30 individual business units that have expanded across the chemical and oil and gas industries, with diversification into consumer brands. The company's consumer brands include INEOS Grenadier 4X4 vehicles, INEOS Hygienics, and Belstaff clothing. INEOS Group's oil and gas operations include the long-term extraction of natural gas, the INEOS FPS pipeline, and INEOS Shale for the exploration and extraction of shale. The company's chemical operations include the production of ABS-standard and styrenic specialties, acetic acid, and INEOS Aromatics.
SI Group, Inc. is a Texas manufacturer of chemical solutions originally established in 1906. The company specializes in process solutions, chemical intermediates, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and performance additives for clients in the oil and gas, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and tire industries. The company’s product lineup includes corrosion inhibitors for oilfield production and refining, chain extenders for plastics recycling, rubber modifiers for increasing the performance of industrial goods, and light stabilizers to reduce degradation from UV radiation. With office operations in three continents, SI Group runs facilities in nine countries and provides services to client companies around the world.
Arihant Solvents and Chemicals has been a manufacturer and supplier of Industrial Chemicals based in Tamil Nadu, India since 2002. The company offers a diverse range of products, including solvents, acids, and chemicals categorized as industrial, pharmaceutical, and laboratory chemicals. The company also specialize in manufacturing various types of oils, such as Silicone, Pine, and Wedge, alongside emulsifiers, rosin, industrial rubber, and different varieties of wax. These products are available in both bulk and small quantities, catering to a wide range of industries, including textiles, paints, rubber, fiberglass, plywood, and many others.
Founded in 1981, Central Drug House Ltd. serves the scientific community via manufacturing and marketing a library of over 9,000 products to laboratory fine chemicals and dehydrated culture media with emphasis on purity and service. Examples are acids & bases, adsorbents, disinfectants, indicator papers, oils, and solvents. CDH provides bio chemicals, research chemicals, laboratory reagents, various solvents, stains & indicators, and dehydrated culture media. CDH is ISO 9001 certified and CDHs’ products are in compliance with specifications of IP, BP, USP, and EP standards.
Hwatsi Chemical Private Limited, established in 2003 by Mr. Bharatkumar Sheth, based in Mumbai, India, is a supplier of solvent chemicals. The company manufactures various chemical products, including acetone, basic chrome sulfate, butyl glycol, butyl acrylate monomer, and isopropyl alcohol, among others. The company is ISO certified and rated by Crisil - high in finance. It was awarded the highest exports winner from the Government of India. The company has a global recognition in Turkey, Dubai, Nigeria, Australia and USA, among other countries.
Shiv Shakti India, is a supplier of industrial chemicals and raw materials, was founded in 1999 and is based in Vadodara-Gujarat, India that specializes in the production and export of industrial chemicals. The company is a global supplier of raw materials, with a product range that includes phenolic products, benzalkonium chloride, glycols, and quaternary compounds, catering auxiliary chemicals, construction chemicals, distilled industrial and poultry chemicals and water treatment Chemicals, etc. They also received ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certification in 2013.
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*Including some distributors, etc.
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