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Cyclohexane

CAS # 110-82-7

DESCRIPTION

Cyclohexane is an alicyclic hydrocarbon comprising a ring of six carbon atoms with molecular formula C6H12. Cyclohexane appears as a clear colorless liquid with a petroleum-like odor. It is insoluble in water and is volatile in nature.

PROPERTIES

 Color, Pt.-Co scale 5
 Specific Gravity 15.56/15.56°C 0.7835
 Density 15°C kg/m 783.2
 Distillation at 760mmHg -
 Initial Boiling Point °C 80.5
 Dry Point °C 80.8
 Components -
 Benzene wt.% 0.00
 Cycle-Hexane wt.% 99.97
 High Boiling Point Hydrocarbon wt. % 0.0198
 Nonvolatile Matter mg/100mL 0.3
 Total Sulfur wt. ppm LT 0.1
 Copper Corrosion 100°C , 30min Pass

APPLICATION

·       Over 98% of the cyclohexane produced is used   to   make nylon intermediates: adipic   acid (60%), caprolactam, and hexamethylenediamine .

·       It is used as a solvent for lacquers, resins and synthetic rubber.

·       Cyclohexane is also used in manufacturing of solid fuel for camp stoves and and in fungicidal formulations (possesses slight fungicidal action).

·       The industrial recrystallization of steroids also requires cyclohexane

PACKAGING OPTIONS

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