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CAS # 110-82-7


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.


 Color, Pt.-Co scale


 Specific Gravity 15.56/15.56°C


 Density 15°C kg/m


 Distillation at 760mmHg


 Initial Boiling Point °C


 Dry Point °C




 Benzene wt.%


 Cycle-Hexane wt.%


 High Boiling Point Hydrocarbon wt. %


 Nonvolatile Matter mg/100mL


 Total Sulfur wt. ppm

 LT 0.1

 Copper Corrosion 100°C , 30min



·       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