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1,4-Cyclohexadiene is used to study the formation of parent ion from heavy fragmentation on irradiation with a high-intensity laser pulse. It is also used as a very effective hydrogen donor for catalytic hydrogenation reaction. It forms benzene at elevated temperatures in the presence of a ruthenium(II)-triphenylphosphine catalyst.
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Levandowski, B. J.; Houk, K. N. Theoretical Analysis of Reactivity Patterns in Diels-Alder Reactions of Cyclopentadiene, Cyclohexadiene, and Cycloheptadiene with Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical Dienophiles. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80 (7), 3530-3537.
Kakinuma, S.; Shirota, H. Dynamic Kerr Effect Study on Six-Membered-Ring Molecular Liquids: Benzene, 1,3-Cyclohexadiene, 1,4-Cyclohexadiene, Cyclohexene, and Cyclohexane. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2015, 119 (13), 4713-4724.
Hazard Statements: H225
Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P240-P241-P242-P243-P280-P303+P361+P353-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. 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. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant