Cyclohexanol
Title: Cyclohexanol
CAS Registry Number: 108-93-0
Additional Names: Hexalin; hexahydrophenol
Molecular Formula: C6H12O
Molecular Weight: 100.16
Percent Composition: C 71.95%, H 12.08%, O 15.97%
Literature References: Obtained by oxidation of cyclohexane or hydrogenation of phenol: Faith, Keyes & Clark's Industrial Chemicals, F. A. Lowenheim, M. K. Moran, Eds. (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 4th ed., 1975) pp 304-309. Toxicity study: H. F. Smyth et al., Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 23, 95 (1962).
Properties: Hygroscopic crystals; camphor odor. d20 0.962. mp 23-25°. bp 161°. Flash pt, closed cup: 154°F (68°C). nD22 1.465. At 20° soly in water: 3.6% (w/w); soly of water in cyclohexanol: 11% (w/w). Miscible with ethanol, ethyl acetate, linseed oil, petr solvents, aromatic hydrocarbons. LD50 orally in rats: 2.06 g/kg (Smyth).
Melting point: mp 23-25°
Boiling point: bp 161°
Flash point: Flash pt, closed cup: 154°F (68°C)
Index of refraction: nD22 1.465
Density: d20 0.962
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 2.06 g/kg (Smyth)
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are irritation of eyes, nose, throat and skin; narcosis. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 84.
Use: Solvent for alkyd resins, alcohol-sol phenolic resins, ethyl cellulose. Manuf celluloid; finishing textiles; insecticides.

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