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Cyclohexanone (General Use)



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ReAgent can supply cyclohexanone for general use in 2.5L containers, with discounts available for bulk purchases over 4 items. We also offer a variety of other options, such as customised labelling or specific pack sizes. Simply contact us for further information or free technical advice.


What is Cyclohexanone Used For?

Cyclohexanone is an organic compound commonly used in the synthesis of important precursors needed in the manufacture of nylon. Other small and specialised applications include:

  • Precursor in the synthesis of methacrylate ester polymers and polyvinyl chloride and copolymers
  • Wood stain
  • Varnish removers
  • Metal degreasers
  • Lubricating oil additives
  • Herbicides
  • Solvent
  • Natural and synthetic resins and waxes
  • Dying silk
  • Levelling agents


Is Cyclohexanone Safe for the Environment?

Cyclohexanone degrades very quickly in direct sunlight, and it’s also biodegradable in water. This means that, despite being highly mobile in the soil or water surfaces, this compound is expected to disappear by photolysis, volatilisation or biodegradation. In addition, this compound has only demonstrated low acute toxicity towards some fish and crustacean species and moderate toxicity towards algae, Protozoa and bacteria. Despite not classed as environmentally hazardous, safe disposal procedures must still be adopted according to local legislation.


Cyclohexanone’s Health Risks

This compound is considered harmful to health, showing moderate toxicity by inhalation and skin and eye contact. Exposure to high levels in lab rats caused losses of body weight, as well as degenerative changes in the lungs, kidney and liver. In addition, researchers observed a decrease in fertility, but this effect was reversible after a period of recovery without cyclohexanone. However, there was no evidence to show that cyclohexanone was neurotoxic, genotoxic or carcinogenic, even after prorogued exposure.


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All our products come with 100% quality guarantee and are usually shipped within 24 hours after purchase. In addition to cyclohexanone for general use, we also offer cyclohexanone for laboratory use, as well as a wide range of other chemicals, including bespoke solutions. With over 40 years’ experience, we’ve built an enviable reputation for high-quality products and excellent customer service.




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Buy your top-grade cyclohexanone online from ReAgent, a leading UK chemical supplier with over 40 years' experience. We supply cyclohexanone in 2.5L containers and even offer discounts on bulk orders. We also offer further services to ensure that your business needs are being met, including customised labelling and bespoke pack sizes. All of our products are backed by a 100% quality guarantee so that you can buy with total confidence.


Cyclohexanone (C6H10O) is an organic compound typically synthesised via oxidation of cyclohexane in the air. This compound is used as a precursor in many different industrial applications, namely production of nylon.

It has a range of physical and chemical properties:

  • Molecular weight: 98.143 g/mol
  • Chemical structure: 6 carbon cyclic structure with a ketone group
  • A whitish solution which can turn pale yellow due to oxidation
  • An odour that is reminiscent of peppermint or acetone
  • Only partially soluble in water but highly miscible with most organic solvents, including alcohol, acetone and ether
  • Very corrosive and highly flammable
  • Boiling point drops significantly from 155 °C at 760 mm Hg to 1.4°C at 1 mm Hg
  • Melting point: -31 degree°C
  • Concentration immediately dangerous to life: 700 ppm
  • Can be harmful by inhalation (full MSDS can be downloaded from our website)

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In addition to cyclohexanone for general use, we also supply this compound for laboratory use with 99% minimum purity levels. All our products, including cyclohexanone, come with a 100% quality guarantee and are usually shipped within 24 hours after purchase. We offer free technical advice and a member of our customer service team will be glad to help you before, during and after your purchase. Simply contact us for further information.