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.
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.