Cyclohexanol

CAS #: 108-93-0

Synonyms: Hexahydrophenol; hexalin; 1-chyclohexanol; Cyclohexyl Alcohol

Uses: In soap making to incorporate solvents and phenolic insecticides; source of adipic acid for nylon; textile finishing; solvent for alkyd and phenolic resins, cellulosics; blending agent for  laquers, paints and varnishes; finish removers; emulsified products; leather degreasing; polishes, plasticizers, plastic; germicides.

Hazard: Toxic by skin absorption and inhalation; Narcosis-depression of the central nervous system tending to produce sleep or unconsciousness. CYCLOHEXANOL is an alcohol. Flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by the combination of alcohols with alkali metals, nitrides, and strong reducing agents.  They react with oxoacids and carboxylic acids to form esters plus water.  Oxidizing agents convert them to aldehydes or ketones.  Alcohols exhibit both weak acid and weak base behavior.  They may initiate the polymerization of isocyanates and epoxides.  Violent reaction with nitric acid.  Incompatible with strong oxidizers (chromium trioxide, nitric acid, etc.).