Cyclohexanone (General Use)



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Why buy cyclohexanone online from ReAgent, a leading UK chemical supplier online?

We supply cyclohexanone in 2.5L containers with discounts available for bulk orders over 4 items. We also offer further options with all our products, such as customised labelling or specific pack sizes. With over 30 years' experience as a chemical supplier, we've built an enviable reputation for excellent products and friendly customer service.

Chemical and physical properties of cyclohexanone

Cyclohexanone is an organic compound typically synthesised via oxidation of cyclohexane in air. This compound is used as a precursor in many different industrial applications, namely production of nylon. Some of its most interesting chemical and physical properties include:
  • Molecular formula: C6H10O, which can sometimes be written as (CH2)5CO
  • Molecular weight: 98.143 g/mol
  • Chemical structure: 6 carbon cyclic structure with a ketone group
  • Whitish solution, which can turn pale yellow due to oxidation
  • Odour described as reminiscent of peppermint or acetone
  • Only partially soluble in water, but highly miscible with most organic solvents, including alcohol, acetone and ether
  • Very corrosive and highly flammable
  • Boiling point drops significantly from 155 degree Celsius at 760 mm Hg to 1.4 degree Celsius at 1 mm Hg
  • Melting point: -31 degree Celsius
  • Concentration immediately dangerous to life: 700 ppm
  • Can be harmful by inhalation (full MSDS can be downloaded from our website)

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In addition to cyclohexanone for general use, we also supply this compound for laboratory use with 99% minimum purity levels. All our products, including cyclohexanone, come with a 100% quality guarantee and are usually shipped within 24 hours after purchase. We offer free technical advice and a member of our customer service team will be glad to help you before, during and after your purchase. Simply contact us for further information.