Cyclohexane is a cycloalkane with the molecular formula C6H12. Cyclohexane is non-polar. Cyclohexane is a colourless, flammable liquid with a distinctive detergent-like odor, reminiscent of cleaning products (in which it is sometimes used). Cyclohexane is mainly used for the industrial production of adipic acid and caprolactam, which are precursors to nylon.


Melting Point4-7 °C
Boiling Point80.7 °C
Density0.779 g/mL at 25 °C

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Solvents


  • Polymers
  • Rubber
  • Coatings & Construction

Synonyms: hexahydrobenzene I hexamethylene

Chemical Formula: C6H12

CAS Number: 110-82-7