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Cyclohexanone is used in the preparation of synthetic polymer such as nylon 6,6 and nylon 6. It acts as a solvent in organic synthesis. Its derivatives are used for the synthesis of dyes, rubber chemicals, plasticizers and pharmaceuticals. Further, it is involved in the preparation of cyclohexanone oxime, which rearranges to give caprolactam in the presence of sulfuric acid catalyst.
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