Extensively Used In The Manufacture Of Nylon
Cyclohexane has the formula C6H12 and is a cycloalkane, forming a ring structure of six carbon atoms, each singly bonded to one another. At room temperature it is a clear, colorless liquid that is volatile. It has a distinct odor that is sometimes described as that of cleaning products or gasoline. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in some organic solvents.
In industry it is used extensively during the manufacture of nylon, in particular in the production of the pre-cursors (adipic acid and caprolactam) of the important polymer. Cyclohexane has several similar roles as a stock chemical in the manufacture of others. It is used as a non-polar solvent in the lab, and in gas chromatography analysis. It is also used in the rubber industry.
Cyclohexane Offerings at Lab Alley
Common uses of Cyclohexane
- Chemical reagent
- Paint remover
- Nylon manufacture
- As a plasticizer
- Chemical Industry
- Nylon Production
- Rubber Production