Bisphenol A

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Description

White flaky material with a phenolic odor. Bisphenol A is one of the primary components in many epoxy resins. It is also used to make polycarbonates, phenoxy resins, polysulfone resins as well as some flame retardants and fungicides.

Synonyms and Related Terms

2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane

FTIR

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Chemical structure

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Other Properties

Insoluble in water. Soluble in bases, ethanol, acetone.

Composition (CH3)2C(C6H4OH)2
CAS 80-05-7
Melting Point 150-155
Molecular Weight mol. wt.=228.3

Hazards and Safety

Combustible

LINK: International Chemical Safety Card

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 1338
  • Website address 1 Comment: www.haz-map.com/allergic.htm

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