[sahy-kluh-hek-seyn, sik-luh-]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, pungent, flammable liquid, C 6 H 12 , composed of a ring of six methylene groups, derived from crude petroleum by distillation or from benzene by hydrogenation: used chiefly as a solvent and in the manufacture of adipic acid.

1920–25; cyclo- + hexane Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To cyclohexane
World English Dictionary
cyclohexane (ˌsaɪkləʊˈhɛkseɪn, ˌsɪk-)
a colourless insoluble flammable liquid cycloalkane with a pungent odour, made by hydrogenation of benzene and used as a paint remover and solvent. Formula: C6H12

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
cyclohexane   (sī'klō-hěk'sān')  Pronunciation Key 
An extremely flammable, colorless liquid obtained from petroleum and benzene. It is used to make nylon and as a solvent, paint, and varnish remover. Chemical formula: C6H12.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Example sentences for cyclohexane
On an industrial scale, cyclohexane is produced by reacting benzene with hydrogen.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature