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Phenol, also known as carbolic acid is the simplest of a class of organic compounds known as phenols. The hydroxyl group attached to a benzene ring gives the molecule unique properties distinct from alcohols and other compounds/functional groups.
Phenol, along with several other halogenated phenols is responsible for the powerful antiseptic' odor of the disinfectant called TCP' (Phenol being one of the main ingredients).

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