Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical compound used primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. It is known for its clear and durable properties. However, BPA has raised concerns due to its potential endocrine-disrupting effects and has been subject to restrictions in some applications.

Chemical Formula:

C15H16O2

CAS Number:

80-05-7

Synonyms:

BPA, 4,4'-Isopropylidenediphenol, 2,2-Bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane, Diphenylolpropane

Characteristics

Molar Weight

228.29 g/mol.

Melting Point

150-155°C (302-311°F)

Boiling Point

Solubility

Sparingly soluble in water but dissolves in organic solvents such as acetone and methanol

Density

1.2-1.3 g/cm³.

Forms

It appears as a white to off-white solid

Odor

BPA is odorless

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Polycarbonate Plastics
  • Epoxy Resins
  • Thermal Paper
  • Dental Sealants
  • Can Coatings
  • Electrical and Electronic Components

Industries

  • Plastics Industry
  • Packaging Industry
  • Construction Industry
  • Electronics Industry
  • Automotive Industry
  • Dental Industry

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