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Methylcyclohexane is used as a solvent and reagent in organic synthesis and polymer chemistry. It is a component of jet fuel and also used as correction fluid in certain consumer products. It acts as a starting material for toluene synthesis
For use as a solvent in the preparation of unsolvated Grignard reagents from an alkyl halide and Mg powder: Org. Synth. Coll., 5, 1141 (1973).
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Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H225-H315-H336-H304
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes skin irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid release to the environment. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store in a well-ventilated place.