Cyclohexanone

CAS #: 108-94-1

Synonyms:  Pimelic ketone; ketohexamethylene; Pimelin ketone; Ketochychlohexane; cyclohexyl Ketone

Uses: Organic synthesis, particularly of adipic acid and caprolactam (about 95%), polyvinyl chloride and its copolymers and methacrylate ester polymers; wood stains; paint and varnish removers; spot removers; degreasing of metals; polishes; leveling agent dyeing and delustering silk; lubricating oil additive; solvent for cellulosics; natural and synthetic resins, waxes, fats,etc.

Hazard: Moderate fire risk. Toxic via inhalation and skin contact. Inhalation of vapors from hot material can cause narcosis.   CYCLOHEXANONE forms an explosive peroxide with H2O2, and reacts vigorously with oxidizing materials (nitric acid).