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Phenols Test Kits

Phenols Test Kits

Click on a catalog number in the tables below for more information or to purchase a phenols test kit.

Visual Kits

Range MDL Method Kit Catalog No. Refill Catalog No.
0-1 & 0-12 ppm 0.05 ppm 4-Aminoantipyrine K-8012 R-8012
0-30 & 0-350 ppm 5 ppm 4-Aminoantipyrine K-8012D R-8012D
0-60 & 0-700 ppm 10 ppm 4-Aminoantipyrine K-8012A R-8012A
0-120 & 0-1400 ppm 20 ppm 4-Aminoantipyrine K-8012B R-8012B
0-1000 & 0-13,000 ppm 100 ppm 4-Aminoantipyrine K-8012C R-8012C

Instrumental Kits

Range Method Kit Catalog No.
0-8.00 ppm 4-Aminoantipyrine K-8003
0-20.0 ppm 4-Aminoantipyrine K-8023


Phenol (hydroxybenzene) is the simplest of a group of similar organic chemicals, which includes cresols, xylenols, and catechols. Phenol itself is a common ingredient of disinfectants. In drinking water, low-level phenolic concentrations impart a foul taste and odor, especially upon chlorination. High concentrations can indicate contamination from industrial effluents or waste discharge, so phenol analysis in wastewater can also be useful.

The 4-Aminoantipyrine Method

References: APHA Standard Methods, 23rd ed., Method 5530 D-2010. ASTM D 1783-01, Phenolic Compounds in Water, Test Method B. USEPA Methods for Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes, Method 420.1 (1983).
CHEMetrics’ phenols test kits employ the well-established 4-aminoantipyrine (4-AAP) method. Phenolic compounds react with 4-AAP in alkaline solution in the presence of ferricyanide to produce a red reaction product. Phenol, meta-, and ortho-substituted phenols, and some para-substituted phenols, under proper pH conditions, are detected with this method. The method is applicable to the monitoring of phenolic compounds in wastewater. Results are expressed as ppm (mg/L) phenol.