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Cyclohexane

Cyclohexane
Cyclohexane

Trade name: Technical cyclohexane
Chemical name: Cyclohexane
PKWiU classification: 20.14.20.0
CN classification: 2902 11 00 00
EKD classification: 2414

Unit: Grupa Azoty S.A.

Product description

Cyclohexane is a colourless liquid, with an acrid, narcotic smell. It is non-soluble in water (0.01 % m/m.), has unlimited solubility in dry ethyl alcohol, ethyl ether, benzene, acetone, toluene, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, cyclohexanol, cyclohexanone and other solvents. 

Application and use

Cyclohexane is used as a semi-finished product in chemical synthesis (incl. the production of cyclohexanone), as a reagent in laboratories, cleaning and foaming agent, in the production and processing of polymers, paints and surface coatings as well as a fuel additive.

Packing and transport

Technical cyclohexane should be delivered in 200 or 1000 dm3 containers attested and labelled by UN or in steel truck cisterns. All transport packaging and containers should have tight rubber seals resistant to cyclohexane, preventing the escape of the medium as fumes or liquid in case of the container overturning due to outside forces. It is permissible to use other packaging upon agreement between producer and customer, as long as it secures the product as well as that mentioned above and is attested by UN.

Cyclohexane is a hazardous material according to ADR and RID regulations:
  • class: 3,
  • classification code: F1,
  • packing group: II,
  • hazard identification number: 33,
  • UN number: 1145.
Cyclohexane must be transported by specially adapted means according to hazardous material freight regulations. Containers should be placed in an upright position, secured against displacement and damage during transport.

Storage

Cyclohexane is classified as a first-class fire hazard. Temperature class T3, explosiveness group  IIA. Technical cyclohexane must be stored in containers as described above or steel storage containers, in fireproof storage areas with mechanical ventilation and anti-explosive electrical installations, unheated, with electro-conductive flooring, at temperatures between 10-450C. Cyclohexane containers require nitrogen inerting and must be grounded.

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Tech support: Plastics Business Unit

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fax +48 14 637 39 11

Sales information: Plastics Business Unit

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fax +48 14 637 33 28

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