Cyclohexanone is the organic compound with the formula (CH2)5CO. The molecule consists of six-carbon cyclic molecule with a ketone functional group. This colorless oil has an odor reminiscent of that of acetone. Over time, samples of cyclohexanone assume a yellow color. Cyclohexanone is slightly soluble in water and miscible with common organic solvents.


Melting Point- 47 °C
Boiling Point155 °C
Density0.947 g/mL at 25 °C

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Solvents


  • Polymers

Synonyms: Cyclohexyl ketone I Cyclohexyl ketone I Oxocyclohexane

Chemical Formula: C6H10O

CAS Number: 108-94-1