cy·​clo·​hex·​a·​none | \ ˌsī-klō-ˈhek-sə-ˌnōn How to pronounce cyclohexanone (audio) \

Definition of cyclohexanone

: a liquid ketone C6H10O used especially as a solvent and in organic synthesis

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Recent Examples on the Web In 1974, a leaking cloud of highly flammable cyclohexanone vapors ignited at a factory that produced components to make nylon in Flixborough, England, about 150 miles north of London. John D'anna, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2020 Two of the three rail cars that fell to the ground under the bridge contained cyclohexanone, a colorless industrial chemical that is used as a solvent in metal degreasing. Audrey Jensen, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2020 Crews will have to clean up the cyclohexanone that spilled at the crash site and the foam used to keep the material from igniting. Paulina Pineda, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2020 The contract workers were both splashed with cyclohexanone while disconnecting a hose from the tank car filled with the chemical, according to Tempe Fire Department Assistant Chief Andrea Glass. Helena Wegner, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2020 There was a leak of cyclohexanone into a dry area, and no one was injured. Adrienne Dunn, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2020 About 500 gallons of cyclohexanone leaked from one of the cars, which can carry between 25,000 to 30,000 gallons of materials. Paulina Pineda, The Arizona Republic, 31 July 2020 Two of the three cars that collapsed on the bridge were carrying cyclohexanone. Chelsea Curtis, USA TODAY, 29 July 2020 The tankers were carrying cyclohexanone, a chemical solution used in pesticides and rubber that is commonly used to make nylon. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, 29 July 2020

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First Known Use of cyclohexanone

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Cyclohexanone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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