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 Exposure to cyclohexanone can be dangerous, as the vapors can cause lung and airway irritation and direct exposure to the skin can cause lesions. Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, 21 Feb. 2022 Two cars contained cyclohexanone, and Union Pacific said Wednesday morning that none were leaking, though at a news conference later the Tempe fire chief said there was a leak into a dry area. The Republic, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2020 According to the Hazardous Substances Data Bank kept by the National Institutes for Health, cyclohexanone is an oily, white to pale-yellow solvent used in manufacturing nylon and for thinning resins and lacquers. John D'anna, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2020 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 See More

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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 Sep. 2022.

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