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CYCLOHEXANOL

DOI: 10.1615/AtoZ.c.cyclohexanol

Cyclohexanol (C6H11OH) is a colorless, oily liquid with a camphor-like odor. It is obtained by the hydrogenation of phenol. It is slightly toxic and narcotic in high concentrations. Its main uses are as a raw material in the production of nylon, esters and soap, as a solvent and in the textile industry.

Some of its physical characteristics are:

Molecular weight: 100.16Critical temperature: 624.3 K
Melting point: 298.0 KCritical pressure: 3.75 MPa
Boiling point: 434.3 KCritical density: 307 kg/m3
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