Agent Name

Cyclohexanecarboxylic acid

CAS Number

98-89-5

Formula

C7-H12-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzoic acid, hexahydro-; Carboxycyclohexane; Cyclohexancarbonsaeure; Cyclohexanoic acid; Cyclohexylcarboxylic acid; Cyclohexylformic acid; Cyclohexylmethanoic acid; Hexahydrobenzoic acid; [ChemIDplus] ACIDO ESAIDROBENZOICO; ACIDO CICLOESANOICO; [IUCLID]

Category

Benzoic Acid Derivatives

Description

Odorless solid or liquid with a valerian odor; mp = 29 deg C; [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; mp = 29-31 deg C; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solubilizer for vulcanized rubber, a clarifier for mineral oil, and in insecticides; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA] Used as an intermediate; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Benzoic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.03 mm Hg

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