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  • n. The alicyclic ketone obtained from cyclohexane by the replacement of a methylene group by a carbonyl group.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ketone, C6H10O, prepared by oxidizing cyclohexanol. It boils at 154.5° C. Also called pimelic ketone.


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  • New research out of Johns Hopkins finds this chemical - called cyclohexanone - may be leaching out of the plastics used to make these devices and ending up in the fluids meant to help people get better when they are in the hospital.


  • Cyclohexanone monooxygenase 1 Nomenclature EC number Systematic name cyclohexanone: NADPH: oxygen oxidoreductase (6-hydroxylating, 1,2-lacto - nizing) Recommended name cyclohexanone monooxygenase Synonyms CHMO

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  • Reagents useful for the oxidation of secondary alcohols to ketones, but normally inefficient for oxidation of primary alcohols to aldehydes, include chromium trioxide (CrO3) in a mixture of sulfuric acid and acetone (Jones oxidation) and certain ketones, such as cyclohexanone, in the presence of aluminium isopropoxide (Oppenauer oxidation).

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  • Based on the good results with the cyclohexanone blend, the Eindhoven University of Technology filed three patents on the use of cyclic oxygenates in the combustion process, and is seeking to develop a commercially viable production route for C6 cyclic oxygenates such as cyclohexanone from biomass.

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  • Perhaps the best news of all is that cyclohexanone can be made from lignin, a part of the cell walls of plants and trees.

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  • Cylcox is a diesel blend comprised of 10 percent of cyclohexanone ((CH2) 5CO, a precursor of nylon) and 90 percent regular diesel.

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  • That's right, just 10 percent cyclohexanone cuts soot emissions by 50 percent.

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  • The researchers then injected rats with either a salt solution or a salt solution containing cyclohexanone and measured heart function.

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  • The researchers thought that the cyclohexanone in the fluid samples might have leached from the plastic.

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  • The team calculated that cyclohexanone caused a 50 percent reduction in the strength of each heart contraction.

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