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There doesn't seem to be enough coverage to justify independent notability for Conversion of diazonium salt to phenol, but it appears to be useful, well-written content to my judgment and thus worth merging (although I will freely admit that my knowledge of chemistry subjects is merely at the 101 level). signed, Rosguill talk 22:48, 30 November 2018 (UTC) signed, Rosguill talk 22:48, 30 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Agreed, we should move this undergrad theme paper, which contains little useful content. --Smokefoot (talk) 12:33, 1 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Removal of "Phenylic Acid" as alternative name for Phenol[edit]

Phenylic acid and Phenol have differing structures according to chemdraw:

You may insert this CDXML into Chemdraw to see the structures side by side. I cannot upload an image for some reason.

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05:44, 27 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Phenol is still widely used as an antiseptic[edit]

Under the "medical" section it says that phenol was once widely used as an antiseptic. It still is widely used as an antiseptic!

Meaning of "skin irritation has led to .."[edit]

Quote: "The skin irritation caused by continual exposure to phenol eventually led to the introduction of aseptic (germ-free) techniques in surgery." -- I don't understand the meaning of the sentence. Skin irritation led to introduction of aseptic techniques? O_O --CopperKettle (talk) 08:18, 24 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think that the fact that phenol is a skin irritant suggested to post-Pasteur scientists that it attacked living organisms/cells, which led to its early implementation as a disinfectant. BTW, much of that section is about Lister, not phenol, so much could be removed as being off-topic content.--Smokefoot (talk) 13:53, 24 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]