The bisphenols (//) are a group of chemical compounds with two hydroxyphenyl functionalities. Most of them are based on diphenylmethane. The exceptions are bisphenol S, P, and M. "Bisphenol" is a common name; the letter following refers to one of the reactants. Bisphenol A is the most popular representative of this group, often simply called "bisphenol."
|Bisphenol C 2||14868-03-2||Phenol||Chloral|
|Bisphenol S||80-09-1||Phenol||Sulfur trioxide|
|Dinitrobisphenol A||5329-21-5||Bisphenol A||Nitric acid|
|Tetrabromobisphenol A||79-94-7||Bisphenol A||Bromine|
Bisphenols A (BPA), F (BPF) and S (BPS) have been shown to be endocrine disruptors. Due to its high production volumes, BPA has been characterised as a "pseudo-persistent" chemical, leading to its spreading and potential accumulation in a variety of environmental matrices, even though it has a fairly short half-life.