Definition of cyclohexane in US English:



  • A colorless, flammable liquid cycloparaffin obtained from petroleum or by hydrogenating benzene, and used as a solvent and paint remover.

    Chemical formula: C₆H₁₂

    • ‘Iodine is virtually insoluble in water but it will readily dissolve in cyclohexane.’
    • ‘Although AVB has been shown to be relatively photostable in the polar protic solvent isopropanol it was relatively photolabile in the nonpolar solvent 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.’