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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A colorless, strong smelling solvent whose structure is an aliphatic cyclic hydrocarbon. Cyclohexane is a common solvent that is used in the production of [[nylon resin|nylon]]. It dissolves many types of materials such as [[cellulose ether|cellulose ethers]], [[fat|fats]], [[oil|oils]], [[wax|waxes]], [[Bitumen|bitumens]], [[natural resin|natural resins]], and [[rubber, natural|rubber]]. Cyclohexane is often used in varnish and [[paint remover|paint removers]].
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A colorless, strong smelling solvent whose structure is an aliphatic cyclic hydrocarbon. Cyclohexane is a common solvent that is used in the production of [[nylon resin|nylon]]. It dissolves many types of materials such as [[cellulose ether|cellulose ethers]], [[fat|fats]], [[oil|oils]], [[wax|waxes]], [[Bitumen|bitumens]], [[natural resin|natural resins]], and [[rubber (natural, vulcanized)|rubber]]. Cyclohexane is often used in varnish and [[paint remover|paint removers]].
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
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== Resources and Citations ==
 
 
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* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 744
 
* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 744

Latest revision as of 15:59, 4 August 2020

Description

A colorless, strong smelling solvent whose structure is an aliphatic cyclic hydrocarbon. Cyclohexane is a common solvent that is used in the production of nylon. It dissolves many types of materials such as cellulose ethers, fats, oils, waxes, bitumens, natural resins, and rubber. Cyclohexane is often used in varnish and paint removers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

hexamethylene; hexanaphthene; hexahydrobenzene

FTIR

AaiCYCLOHEXANE.jpg

Chemical structure

Cyclohexane.jpg


Other Properties

Miscible in ethanol, acetone, benzene, ether, carbon tetrachloride. Immiscible in water.

Composition C6H12
CAS 110-82-7
Melting Point 6.5
Density 0.7781
Molecular Weight mol. wt.= 84.16
Refractive Index 1.424
Boiling Point 80.7

Hazards and Safety

Highly flammable. Flashpoint = -18 C (0 F).

May cause skin, nose and eye irritation. Acute exposure may cause narcosis.

Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS

Comparisons

Properties of Common Solvents

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 744
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 2792
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: ref. index = 1.424

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