cy·​clo·​hex·​a·​nol | \ -ōl \
plural -s

Definition of cyclohexanol

: a colorless oily alcohol C6H11OH that has an odor like camphor, is made by the catalytic hydrogenation of phenol or oxidation of cyclohexane, and is used chiefly as a solvent, as a stabilizer for emulsions, and in the manufacture of adipic acid; hexahydro-phenol

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History and Etymology for cyclohexanol

International Scientific Vocabulary cyclohexane + -ol

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“Cyclohexanol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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