Cyclohexane

Cyclohexane
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  • Cyclohexane
  • 2902.11.00
  • C6H12
  • Clear Colorless Liquid
  • 110-82-7
  • Cyclohexane, CX
  • 120 @ 150 kg Isotank
    18 MT / 20' FCL
    80 @ 150 kg iron drum
    12 MT / 20' FCL
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Brief Overview

Cyclohexane is a cycloalkane with a chemical formula of C6H12. Cyclohexane is a clear colourless liquid which is mainly used in the industrial production of adipic acid and caprolactam, which are precursors to nylon. Globally, more than 90% of cyclohexane produced are used to produce intermediates for nylon. Cyclohexane is also used as a solvent, paint remover and a raw material to make other chemicals.

Manufacturing process

The main method of manufacturing cyclohexane is through the hydrogenation process of benzene at a temperature of above 300 ℃ in benzene hydrogenation units. In this process, pure benzene and hydrogen which is usually recovered from reformers and crackers are heated and fed to the reactor. This reaction results in high purity cyclohexane, with the product containing less than 50 ppm benzene.

Polymer industry

More than 90% of all cyclohexane produced are used to make intermediates such as cyclohexanol, cyclohexanone, adipic acid and caprolactam which will be used to make nylon.

Solvent

Cyclohexane is used as a non-polar organic solvent. It is frequently used as a recrystallization solvent as many organic compounds exhibit good solubility in hot cyclohexane and poor solubility at low temperatures.

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