Cyclohexanone is an important chemical raw material and the main intermediate for the production of nylon, caprolactam and adipic acid. It is also an important industrial solvent, such as for paints, especially those containing nitrocellulose, vinyl chloride polymers and their copolymers, or methacrylate polymer paints. It is an excellent solvent for organophosphorus pesticides and many similar pesticides, a solvent for dyes, a viscous solvent for piston-type aviation lubricants, a solvent for greases, waxes and rubbers. It is also used as a leveling agent for dyeing and fading silk, a degreasing agent for polishing metals, and wood coloring and lacquering. Cyclohexanone can be used for film removal, stain removal, and spot removal. Cyclohexanone is condensed with cyanoacetic acid to obtain cyclohexyl cyanoacetic acid, which is then eliminated and decarboxylated to obtain cyclohexeneacetonitrile, and finally hydrogenated to obtain cyclohexeneethylamine [3399-73-3]. Cyclohexeneethylamine is a drug Intermediates of cimetidine, Temalen, etc.
Used as a high boiling point solvent for cosmetics such as nail polish. Usually mixed with low-boiling and medium-boiling solvents to form a mixed solvent to obtain a suitable volatilization rate and viscosity.