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Cyclohexane is used to prepare cyclohexanone-cyclohexanol mixture (i.e. KA oil) by catalytic oxidation, which finds application as raw material for adipic acid and caprolactam. It is used as an organic solvent, paint remover and involved in the calibration of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) instruments.
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Huang, G.; Mo, L. Q.; Cai, J. L.; Cao, X.; Peng, Y.; Guo, Y. A.; Wei, S. J. Environmentally friendly and efficient catalysis of cyclohexane oxidation by iron meso-tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl) porphyrin immobilized on zinc oxide. Appl. Catal., B 2015, 162, 364-371.
Hazard Statements: H225-H313-H315-H336-H304
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. May be harmful in contact with skin. Causes skin irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P301+P310a-P303+P361+P353-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.