Cyclohexane Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Cyclohexane Properties


Cyclohexane Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Cyclohexane-Molecule Struture
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Cyclohexane is a cycloalkane. It is used as a nonpolar solvent for the chemical industry, and also as a raw material for the industrial production of adipic acid and caprolactam. It is also used for calibration of Differential scanning calorimetry instruments. Because of its unique chemical and conformational properties, cyclohexane is also used in labs in analysis and as a standard.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless Liquid
Boiling Point 80.74 °C
CAS Number 110-82-7
ChEBI 29005
Class 3
Density 0.779 g/ml
EINECS Number 203-806-2
IUPAC Name Cyclohexane
InChI 1S/C6H12/c1-2-4-6-5-3-1/h1-6H2
Melting Point 4-7 °C
Molar Mass 84.16 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H12
NFPA 704 H-1,F-3,R-0,C-NA
PG 2
RTECS Number GU6300000
Refractive n20/D 1.426
Related Compounds Cyclohexene;Benzene
Solubility Immiscible
Synonyms Benzene, hexahydro-;Hexahydrobenzene;Hexamethylene;Hexanaphthene
Viscosity 1.02 cP