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Cyclohexanone is a six-carbon cyclic molecule with a ketone functional group. It is a colorless, oily liquid with an odor reminiscent of oil of peppermint and acetone. Over time, the color of the liquid changes to yellow. Cyclohexanone is slightly soluble in water (5-10 g/100 ml), but miscible with the most common organic solvents.
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Cyclohexanone is employed as an industrial solvent and as activator in oxidation reactions. It is also used in the production of adipic acid, cyclohexanone resins, caprolactam and nylon 6.
Categories: Ketones | IARC Group 3 carcinogens
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