The historical advantages and disadvantages of using phenol as an antiseptic

Phenol is the most basic family member of a group of compounds involving an –OH group attached to a benzene ring. It has the molecular formula C6H5OH, and is mildly acidic. It used to be made from Benzene, using sulfuric acid and sodium hydroxide in a multi-stage process. Now it is mainly manufactured from benzene and … More The historical advantages and disadvantages of using phenol as an antiseptic