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A cyclic aliphatic ketone which is colourless and solid
CDon is the key raw material for making laurolactam, an intermediate used to produce the high-performance plastic polyamide 12 (PA 12) which is also known as nylon 12. This is a broadly used technical polymer in applications where stability against high temperature and various chemicals is needed, as in the automobile industry.
As a precurser for macrocyclic musk compounds CDon is also applied in the fragrance industry. In addition CDon is a key intermediate in the synthesis of various specialties like UV-stabilizers and agrochemicals.