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Definition of "cyclohexane" []

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cyclohexane" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "We do know that the liquid gas, actually, the chemical that was being carried, cyclohexane, which was burning, going up to the air."
  • "He was an outstanding young organic chemist, and I was glad to have him as a supervisor of my work on cyclohexane diols."