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Phenols Test Kits

Visual Kits

Range MDL Method Type Kit Cat. No. Refill
0.0 - 1.0 & 0 - 12 ppm 0.05 ppm 4-Aminoantipyrine CHEMets K-8012 R-8012
0 - 30 & 0 - 350 ppm 5 ppm 4-Aminoantipyrine VACUettes K-8012D R-8012D
0 - 60 & 0 - 700 ppm 10 ppm 4-Aminoantipyrine VACUettes K-8012A R-8012A
0 - 120 & 0 - 1400 ppm 20 ppm 4-Aminoantipyrine VACUettes K-8012B R-8012B
0 - 1000 & 0 - 13,000 ppm 100 ppm 4-Aminoantipyrine VACUettes K-8012C R-8012C

Instrumental Kits

Range Method Type Kit Cat. No.
0 - 8.00 ppm 4-Aminoantipyrine Vacu-vials K-8003
0 - 20.0 ppm 4-Aminoantipyrine Vacu-vials K-8023

Note: Click on the ‘Kit Cat. No.’ to view the test instructions. Click on the ‘Range’ value for Vacu-vials to view accuracy chart.

The CHEMetrics test kits for the determination of Phenols in aqueous solutions are based on patented Self-Filling Reagent Ampoule technology, and employ the 4-Aminoantipyrine method, delivering sensitivity and accuracy within two minutes or less. Premixed. Premeasured. Precise. Each kit contains 30 tests. Suitable for potable water testing.

The 4-Aminoantipyrine Method

CHEMetrics' phenols 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.

APHA Standard Methods, 14th ed., Method 510 C (1975).
ASTM D 1783-01, Phenolic Compounds in Water.


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 odour, especially upon chlorination. High phenol concentrations can indicate contamination from industrial effluents or waste discharge.

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