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It is an important raw material and intermediate used in organic synthesis, dyestuffs and in agrochemical industries. It is used in medicine. Cyclohexene oxide (epoxycyclohexane) is an useful monomer in polymerization and coating industry. It is used in the synthesis of alicyclic target materials including pharmaceuticals, perfumery and dyestuffs. It is used as a monomer in photopolymerizations, with carbonmonoxide to yield aromatic polycarbonates which has minimum impurities.
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Stephan Mang.; Andrew I. Cooper.; M. Eamon Colclough.; Naren Chauhan.; Andrew B. Holmes. Copolymerization of CO2 and 1,2-Cyclohexene Oxide Using a CO2-Soluble Chromium Porphyrin Catalyst. Macromolecules. 2000, 33 (2),303-308 .
A general method for the conversion of epoxides to cis-dichloro alkanes, with inversion at both centers, by reaction with triphenylphosphine dichloride, has been exemplified: Org. Synth. Coll., 6, 424 (1988).
Rearrangement to cyclopentanecarboxaldehyde is catalyzed by LiBr on alumina, either by refluxing in toluene or in the gas phase: Synthesis, 394 (1988). An alternative isomerization to the allylic alcohol is induced by base catalysis. Optimized conditions use a mixture of KO-t-Bu and 2.5 equivalents of LDA: Tetrahedron, 46, 2411 (1990). For discussion of the mechanism, see: J. Org. Chem., 61, 820 (1996), and references therein. For a review of the rearrangement of epoxides to allylic alcohols, see: Org. React., 29, 345 (1983).
A general method for the synthesis of ɑ-chloro carbonyl compounds is illustrated by the reaction of cylohexene oxide with the Swern reagent (DMSO/ oxalyl chloride) to give 2-chlorocyclohexanone in 93% yield: Tetrahedron, 51, 2467 (1995).
Hazard Statements: H226-H302+H332-H311-H314-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful if inhaled. Toxic in contact with skin. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P331-P363-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant