Phenol  from Benzene
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Phenols . Hindered Phenols . Cardanol . Nonyl Phenol
Amino Phenol . Monochloro Phenol . Dichlorophenols .

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  • Phenols are produced by the following routes:
    -from cumene (isopropylbenzene) by hydrolysis of its hydroperozide; byproduct is acetone;
    -from benzenesulfonic acid by fusion with NaOH, above 300oC, then acidification;
    -from chlorobenzene by high T, P reaction with NaOH, then acidification
    Laboratory Preparations ;
    -from the aryl diazonium salt by hydrolysis (water, 100oC); from the aniline, from the
  • Most phenol today is synthesized under an indirect three-step process (called the cumene method).
  •  Cumene per oxidation is the preferred route to phenol, accounting for more than 90% of world production.
  • The main use for phenol is to make Bispenol A for polycarbonate resins.
  • The world market for phenol is 10.7 million t/y. Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China consume about 35% and the US and Canada use about 30%. The largest use is for the automobile, consumer and electronics industries. The second largest use in the US is for phenolic resins for oriented strand board. Worldwide growth in phenol is forecast at 4.5% over the next 5 years mainly in China.
  • Phenol prices follow raw material costs and oil prices fairly closely.
  • Phenol is the second-largest
    commodity produced from the
    inexpensive raw material, benzene.
    Using the new technology to
    produce phenol directly will allow
    industry to accrue significant cost


  • Phenols
  • Phenol Chemistry
  • The big picture
  • Preparation of Phenols
  • Cumene
  • Feedstock
  • Production Processes
  • Petrochemicals

Direct  Conversion of Benzene

  • New method - the need
  • Direct Synthesis of Phenol from Benzene
  • Direct Oxidation of Benzene to Phenol
  • Vanadium-Doped Graphitic Carbon Nitride Catalyst
  • Photo catalytic oxidation of benzene
  • Microstructure Pd-based membrane reactor
  • Optimization of Pd Membrane Reactor
  • One Step Hydroxylation of Benzene into Phenol by Nitrous Oxide
  • Oxidation of Benzene to Phenol over Iron Catalysts
  • One step hydroxylation of benzene
  • Oxidation of Benzene to Phenol
  • Production Method
Phenol Manufacturing Process
  • Technology profile
  • Commercially Proven
  • Phenol production based on solid catalyst
  • Technology Licensing
  • Process Management
  • Process plant risk reduction support system
  • Process Economics


  • Membrane Aromatic Recovery System
  • One step process - Oxidation of Benzene with Hydrogen Peroxide

Companies & Performances

  • Company in Thailand
  • Company in Japan
  • Company in Thailand
  • Largest Producer


  • Regulations
  • Risk Assessment
  • Phenols in Drinking and Bottled Mineral Waters
  • Water Quality Guidelines
    for Phenols
Raw Materials
  • Alkyl Benzene Sulfonic Acid
  • Suppliers of Chemicals
  • Cumene
  • Consultant - Phenol Projects
  • Research Scholar - Oxidation Process
  • Chemical Process Consultant
  • Consultant - Bankable Analysis of Chemical Projects
  • Research Scholar

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