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H6703

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Hexadecane

ReagentPlus®, 99%

Synonym(s):
Cetane, n-Hexadecane
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)14CH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
226.44
Beilstein:
1736592
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

vapor density

7.8 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 105.3 °C)

product line

ReagentPlus®

assay

99%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

395 °F

refractive index

n20/D 1.434 (lit.)

bp

287 °C (lit.)

mp

18 °C (lit.)

transition temp

solidification point 17.5-18.5 °C

density

0.773 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

InChI

1S/C16H34/c1-3-5-7-9-11-13-15-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2/h3-16H2,1-2H3

InChI key

DCAYPVUWAIABOU-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Hexadecane (n-Hexadecane) is an aliphatic long-chain hydrocarbon. It is a reference fuel with the cetane number 100 and is employed in determining the cetane number of diesel fuels. The mechanism of the oxidation of hexadecane in the gas-phase has been described. The density, speed of sound, adiabatic compressibility and compressed liquid density of hexadecane have been determined. The performance of platinum/zeolite catalysts for the hydroisomerization of n-hexadecane has been assessed. The thermal degradation of n-hexadecane forms n-alkanes and 1-alkenes as key products.

Application

Hexadecane has been used as a phase change material (PCM) in the preparation of hexadecane/xGnP (exfoliated graphite nanoplatelet), a composite PCM loaded with xGnP.

Packaging

100, 500, 6×500 mL in glass bottle
1 L in glass bottle

Legal Information

ReagentPlus is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

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Health hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Asp. Tox. 1

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

233.6 °F

Flash Point(C)

112 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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