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A flammable, colorless, mobile liquid cycloalkane, C6H12, obtained from petroleum and benzene and used in the manufacture of nylon and as a solvent, a paint remover, and a varnish remover.
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(ˌsaɪkləʊˈhɛkseɪn; ˌsɪk-)
(Elements & Compounds) 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
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(ˌsaɪ kləˈhɛk seɪn, ˌsɪk lə-)

a colorless, pungent, flammable liquid, C6H12, used chiefly as a solvent.
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Analytical grade solvents like dichloromethane, methanol, chloroform, cyclohexane and ethanol (Merck; B.P.) were used in this experiment.
The kinetic mechanisms of cyclopentane and cyclohexane have been studied the most out of all the cycloalkanes due to their simplicity.
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We analyzed its molecular composition and compared the result with that of three other laboratories to confirm that it mainly contains 24 types of hydrocarbons: methane, ethane, propane, isobutane, M-butane, neopentane, isopentane, M-pentane, methyl cyclopentane, cyclohexane, 2-methylpentane, 3-methylpentane, M-hexane, 2,2/3,3-dimethyl pentane, methyl cyclohexane, 2/3-methyl hexane, 2,3-dimethyl pentane, M-heptane, benzene, M-octane, methyl benzene, M-nonane, ethylbenzene,p-xylene, and o-xylene.
Hexane, tetrahydrofuran, chloroform, and cyclohexane were obtained from Merck (Darmstadt, Germany).