Cyclopentane is used as green blowing agent and involved in the production of polyurethane insulating foam, which is used in refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, construction panels, insulated pipes and roofs.
As a lubricant, it finds applications in computer hard drives and outer space equipment due to its low volatile nature.
It is widely useful in the preparation of resin, adhesives and pharmaceutical intermediate.
It is an additive in gasoline.
Since it is a halogen free compound and has zero-ozone depletion potential, it replaces the conventionally used chloro fluoro carbon (CFC) in refrigeration and thermal insulation.