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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 C6H12Cyclohexane 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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