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Chemical properties and uses of cyclohexanone
Apr 12, 2018


Chemical properties
Colorless, transparent liquid with a clayy scent. Impurities are pale yellow. Soluble in ethanol and ether
Application
It is a raw material for the production of caprolactam and adipic acid, used as a solvent and diluent for paints, inks, synthetic resins, synthetic rubbers, and also used as a degreasing agent for leather, etc.
Used as an organic solvent
Used as a raw material and solvent for synthetic resins and synthetic fibers
Cyclohexanone is an important chemical raw material and is the main intermediate for the manufacture of nylon, caprolactam and adipic acid. It is also an important industrial solvent, for example for paints, especially those containing nitrocellulose, vinyl chloride polymers and their copolymers or methacrylate polymer paints. Excellent solvent for pesticides such as organophosphorus pesticides and many analogues, used as a solvent for dyes, as a viscous solvent for piston-type aviation lubricating oils, as a solvent for greases, waxes, and rubbers. It is also used as a leveling agent for dyeing and matting, as well as a degreaser for polishing metal, and wood coloring and painting. It can be used for stripping, decontamination and despeckling with cyclohexanone. Cyclohexanone is condensed with cyanoacetic acid to obtain cyclohexylidene acetic acid, then eliminated and decarboxylated to cyclohexene acetonitrile, and finally hydrogenated to give cyclohexenylethylamine [3399-73-3]. Cyclohexeneethylamine is a drug Cough cut, Termalon and other intermediates.

Solvents for fibers, resins, rubbers, waxes, shellac and DDT, organic synthesis, can dissolve many complexes formed by elements and organic reagents, determine cesium, and extract reagents for rare metals such as uranium, thorium, cobalt, and titanium.