from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An extremely flammable, colorless, mobile liquid, C6H12, obtained from petroleum and benzene and used in the manufacture of nylon and as a solvent, a paint, and a varnish remover.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An alicyclic hydrocarbon, C6H12, consisting of a ring of six carbon atoms; a volatile liquid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hydrocarbon, C6H12, found in Russian and in Californian petroleum, and also prepared synthetically. It boils at 81° C.


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  • The supposed formula for "phthalates" was instead for an organic phosphate, while the formulas for PBA and PBDE showed cyclohexane rings instead of the correct benzene rings.

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  • We do know that the liquid gas, actually, the chemical that was being carried, cyclohexane, which was burning, going up to the air.

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  • He was an outstanding young organic chemist, and I was glad to have him as a supervisor of my work on cyclohexane diols.

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  • While I knew this kind of chemistry was much more difficult than the cyclohexane stereochemistry in which I was trained, I wrote to him and was awarded a fellowship after an interview in London with the Director of the British

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  • The alcohol stream is next distilled, first to give a 95: 5 ethanol: water mix and, if required, redistilled with a water-entraining agent such as benzene or cyclohexane to give anhydrous ethanol.

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  • Oslo dealt with inorganic chemistry, but from 1930 onwards his work was concentrated on problems connected with molecular structure, particularly the structure of cyclohexane and its derivatives and other substances containing six-membered rings related to that of cyclohexane.

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  • Many workers have contributed to the development, but in our opinion your work on the cyclohexane system is of outstanding importance.

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  • Decisive success came at the end of 1900 when, with Senderens, I found that benzene can be totally changed into cyclohexane in contact with nickel at a temperature of about

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  • Benzene from which every trace of thiophene has not been eliminated cannot be transformed into cyclohexane.

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  • The excess releases involves less than 1 percent of the cyclohexane used at the plant, which made the losses more difficult to detect.

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