|Jmol-3D images||Image 1
|Molar mass||250.275 g/mol|
|Appearance||White colorless solid; forms needle shaped crystals in water|
|Density||1.3663 g/cm3, solid|
|Melting point||245 − 250 °C|
|Solubility in water||insoluble|
|Solubility||soluble in ethanol|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Bisphenol S (BPS) is an organic compound with the formula (HOC6H4)2SO2. It has two phenol functional groups on either side of a sulfonyl group. It is commonly used as a reactant in epoxy reactions, and is used in curing fast-drying epoxy resin glues. It is an analog of bisphenol A (BPA) in which the dimethylmethylene group (C(CH3)2) is replaced with a sulfone group (SO2).
- 2 C6H5OH + H2SO4 → (C6H4OH)2SO2 + 2 H2O
This reaction can also produce 2,4'-sulfonyldiphenol.
History and use
Bisphenol S is used in curing fast-drying epoxy glues and as an anticorrosive. It is also commonly used as a reactant in polymer reactions.
Bisphenol S has become increasingly common as a plasticizing agent following the widespread bans on the use of BPA due to its estrogen-mimicking properties, and bisphenol S can now be found in a variety of common consumer products. Bisphenol S also has the advantage of being more stable to heat and light than BPA. In some cases, bisphenol S is used where the legal prohibition on BPA allows products containing bisphenol S to be labelled "BPA free".
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