One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A colourless flammable liquid cycloalkane obtained from petroleum or by hydrogenating benzene, and used as a solvent and paint remover.
- ‘Although AVB has been shown to be relatively photostable in the polar protic solvent isopropanol it was relatively photolabile in the nonpolar solvent cyclohexane.’
- ‘Iodine is virtually insoluble in water but it will readily dissolve in cyclohexane.’
- ‘Catalytic hydrogenation adds six hydrogen atoms to produce cyclohexane, a colorless liquid with the properties of an alkane.’
- ‘Chloroform was removed from measured amounts of C6PS, C6PG, and C6PC stocks using a stream of nitrogen, and the lipid samples were dissolved in cyclohexane and lyophilized overnight.’
- ‘After evaporating the chloroform under a stream of nitrogen, the samples were redissolved in cyclohexane and lyophilized.’
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