cy·​clo·​hex·​a·​none ˌsī-klō-ˈhek-sə-ˌnōn How to pronounce cyclohexanone (audio)
: a liquid ketone C6H10O used especially as a solvent and in organic synthesis

Examples of cyclohexanone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality worked with the city of Tempe and Union Pacific Railroad to collect and test the soil and groundwater for cyclohexanone and other contaminants. Dylan Wickman, The Arizona Republic, 28 Mar. 2024 That work slowed on Friday, when two workers were splashed with cyclohexanone while disconnecting a hose from the tank car. Paulina Pineda, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2020 Beyond the volatile nature of cyclohexanone, exposure to the chemical itself can be dangerous. John D'anna, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2020 The nematodes smell chemicals like nitroglyceride and cyclohexanone—both found in the air around homemade C4 explosives—through tiny scent organs on the sides of their mouths called amphids. Eliza Strickland, Discover Magazine, 5 Nov. 2010 Tempe saw its own cyclohexanone scare in 2020 when another Union Pacific train derailed over Tempe Town Lake. Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, 21 Feb. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyclohexanone was circa 1909

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“Cyclohexanone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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