Cyclohexanone

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Application of Cyclohexanone

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Laboratory reactions

  • In addition to the large scale reactions conducted in service of the polymer industry, many reactions have been developed for cyclohexanone. In the presence of light, it undergoes alpha-chlorination to give 2-chlorocyclohexanone. It forms a trimethylsilylenol ether upon treatment with trimethylsilylchloride in the presence of base. It also forms an enamine with pyrolidine