Cyclohexanone is the organic compound with the formula (CH₂)₅CO. The molecule consists of six-carbon cyclic molecule with a ketone functional group. This colorless oil has an odor reminiscent of that of acetone. Over time, samples of cyclohexanone assume a yellow color.
Cyclohexanol is a colorless, viscous liquid with a camphoraceous odor. It is used chiefly as a chemical intermediate, a stabilizer, and a homogenizer for various soap and detergent emulsions, and as a solvent for lacquers and varnishes. Cyclohexanone is a colorless, mobile liquid with an odor suggestive of peppermint and acetone. It is used chiefly as a chemical intermediate and as a solvent for resins, lacquers, dyes, and insecticides.
cyclohexanol is an important feedstock in the polymer industry, firstly as a precursor to nylons, but also to various plasticizers. Small amounts are used as a solvent.