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Hexane

Product Name
Hexane
Generic Name
N-Hexane,
Synonyms
110-54-3
CAS#

Product Description:

Hexane is an extraction solvent used in food production. Hexane is used to extract edible oils from seeds and vegetables, as a special-use solvent, and as a cleaning agent in the printing, textile, furniture, and shoemaking industries. It is also used as a paint thinner, and chemical reaction medium. Certain kinds of special glues used in the roofing and shoe and leather industries also contain n-Hexane. Several consumer products contain n-Hexane, such as gasoline, quick-drying glues used in various hobbies, and rubber cement.

Applications

Cleaning Agent

Roofing

Value Propositions

High solvency power

Product Details

Key Properties
PropertyValuesUnits
Refractive Index1.375N/A
Solubility In Water9.5mg/L
Density0.6606g/mL
Boiling Point68.5 to 69.1degC
Melting Point-96 to -94degC
Flash Point(C)-26degC
AppearanceColorless LiquidN/A
Molecular weight86.178g/mol
Generic Specifications
PropertyValuesUnits
Assay95%Wt%
ColorLiquidN/A
Impurities<5%Wt%
Solubilityalcohol. chloroform and ethermiscible
Vapor Pressure40mmHg (20 degC)
Specific Gravity0.660(20/4 degC)
FormLiquidN/A
Vapor Density3.5vs air

Resources

Material Safety Data sheet

Additional Information

Application Guide