Mainly used as raw material for phenol and acetone. Other materials used as peroxides, oxidation accelerators, nitro paint thinner, or mixed with aviation gasoline.
It is mainly used for the production of phenol and acetone, a-methylstyrene, and cumene hydroperoxide, etc. It can also be used as a raw material for additives to increase the octane value of fuel oil, synthetic fragrances and polymerization initiators. It is an intermediate for the production of the herbicide isopropylone (N-4-isopropylphenyl-N ', N'-dimethylurea) and an important intermediate for the manufacture of phenol.