KA Oil, or ketone-alcohol oil, is a mixture of cyclohexanone and cyclohexanol. It is a colorless liquid, miscible in most organic solvents, and slightly miscible in water. It is produced by catalytic air oxidation of cyclohexanone. When a cobalt catalyst is employed in the process, the molar ratio of cyclohexanol to cyclohexanone of the resulting product is 6:4, while using boric acid catalyst, this ratio is 10:1. Another possible route of production is the hydrogenation of phenol, carried out at elevated temperatures and in the presence of nickel catalyst.
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