Agent Name

(Hydroxyimino)cyclohexane

CAS Number

100-64-1

Formula

C6-H11-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Antioxidant D; Cyclohexanone oxime; Cyclohexanone, oxime; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Oximes

Description

Solid; [HSDB] Liquid or light tan solid; mp = 89-91 deg C; [CAMEO] White chunks or powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make caprolactam; [HSDB] A closed-system intermediate (CSI); [EPA ChAMP: Screening Level Hazard Characterization] Used in coatings; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Mixtures of cyclohexanone and oxime (varying ratios) produced anesthesia, conjunctivitis, and increased aggression in oral studies of rats; Emergency treatment: Methemoglobinemia; [HSDB] May peroxidize; [CAMEO] Increased methemoglobin levels observed in dermal lethal-dose study or rabbits; Progressive anemia with increased splenic hemosiderin deposition and hematopoiesis observed in 90-day gavage study of rats; No changes in sperm motility or vaginal cytological parameters seen; Limited evidence of mutagenicity in vitro and no evidence in vivo; A major metabolite, cyclohexanone (CAS # 108-94-1), caused reduced fetal body weight and increased frequency of retardation of ossification at levels maternally toxic in inhalation study of rats (LOAEL for maternal and developmental toxicity both equal 5,600 mg/m3/day); [EPA ChAMP: Screening Level Hazard Characterization] A strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; Prolonged or repeated ingestion exposure may cause injury to the hematopoietic system; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] An irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Links to Other NLM Databases
Health Studies

Human Health Effects from Hazardous Substances Data Bank:

Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Processes

Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: