What is Cyclohexanone?
Cyclohexanone is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a pungent odor and is a cyclic ketone with the chemical formula C6H10O. It is a widely used intermediate in the chemical industry and also acts as a solvent for many resins and polymers.
What do you use Cyclohexanone for?
- Production of Nylon: One of the main uses of Cyclohexanone is in the production of nylon through adipic acid and caprolactam.
- Solvent: It acts as an excellent solvent for resins, fats, waxes, cellulose acetate and other organic substances.
- Synthesis of chemicals: It is an intermediate in the production of various chemicals such as cyclohexanoic acid and some antioxidants.
- Coatings: Used in the production of single coatings and painting materials.
Dangers of Cyclohexanone
Exposure to Cyclohexanone can cause irritation to eyes, skin and respiratory tract. It is important to work in well-ventilated areas and wear protective clothing while handling this chemical.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is Cyclohexanone flammable?
Yes, it is highly flammable and should be kept away from open flames and high temperatures.
- Can I mix Cyclohexanone with other solvents?
Although it is miscible with many organic solvents, it is always advisable to check compatibility before mixing.
- Where can I find more information about Cyclohexanone?
For more detailed information, please visit [Pubchem – Cyclohexanone].
Where can I buy high quality Cyclohexanon?
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