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|Molar mass||84.16 g/mol|
|Melting point||6.47 °C (43.65 °F; 279.62 K)|
|Boiling point||80.74 °C (177.33 °F; 353.89 K)|
|0.0055 g/100 ml (25 °C)|
|Solubility||Miscible with acetone, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, diethyl ether, ethanol, ligroin, olive oil|
|Vapor pressure||78 mmHg (20 °C)|
Std enthalpy of
|Safety data sheet||Sigma-Aldrich|
|Flash point||−20 °C (−4 °F; 253 K)|
|Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):|
LD50 (Median dose)
| 12,705 mg/kg (rat, oral)|
813 mg/kg (mouse, oral)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Cyclohexane is a cycloalkane with the molecular formula C6H12.
Cyclohexane will burn in air to release water vapor and carbon dioxide.
Cyclohexane is a colourless, flammable liquid with a distinctive detergent-like odor, reminiscent of cleaning products.
Cyclohexane is sold by chemical suppliers.
Cyclohexane can be prepared via a Wurtz reaction of 1,6-dibromohexane.
Catalytic hydrogenation of benzene will also yield cyclohexane.
- Organic extractions
Cyclohexane is flammable and should be handled with care. It is also harmful if inhaled, so wear proper protection.
Cyclohexane should be kept in closed bottles, in a solvent cabinet.
Cyclohexane should be destroyed by carefully incinerating it.