About Alkylphenols

Alkylphenols (APs) are chemical intermediates that are reacted with other compounds to create derivative products, which are then used to make high-value, high-performance compounds that are used in a variety of applications.  The two most commercially relevant alkylphenols are nonylphenol (NP), which has a 9-carbon alkyl group, and para-tert-octylphenol (ptOP), which has an 8-carbon alkyl group. 



General Structure of APE Surfactants