Cyclohexane is used to prepare cyclohexanone-cyclohexanol mixture (i.e. KA oil) by catalytic oxidation, which finds application as raw material for adipic acid and caprolactam. It is used as an organic solvent, paint remover and involved in the calibration of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) instruments.
Miscible with ether, alcohol, acetone and olive oil. Immiscible with water.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
|80° to 81°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.
Causes skin irritation.
May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: CYCLOHEXANE
RTECSNumber : GU6300000
TSCA : TSCA