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Hexane

Laboratory Reagent, ≥95%

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Synonym(s):
n-Hexane
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)4CH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
86.18
Beilstein:
1730733
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

grade

Laboratory Reagent

Quality Level

vapor density

~3 (vs air)

vapor pressure

256 mmHg ( 37.7 °C)
5.2 psi ( 37.7 °C)
~132 mmHg ( 20 °C)

Assay

≥95%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

453 °F

expl. lim.

7.7 %

impurities

≤0.005% aromatics (as benzene)
≤0.015% (water)

evapn. residue

≤0.0015%

refractive index

n20/D 1.375 (lit.)

pH

7

bp

69 °C (lit.)

mp

−95 °C (lit.)

density

0.659 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

CCCCCC

InChI

1S/C6H14/c1-3-5-6-4-2/h3-6H2,1-2H3

InChI key

VLKZOEOYAKHREP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Hexane Laboratory Reagent, ≥95%

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Hexane

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Hexane puriss. p.a., ACS reagent, reag. Ph. Eur., ≥99% (GC)

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Essential Grade
Hexane anhydrous, 95%

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Hexane suitable for HPLC, ≥97.0% (GC)

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vapor density

~3 (vs air)

vapor density

~3 (vs air)

vapor density

~3 (vs air)

vapor density

~3 (vs air)

vapor pressure

256 mmHg ( 37.7 °C), 5.2 psi ( 37.7 °C), ~132 mmHg ( 20 °C)

vapor pressure

256 mmHg ( 37.7 °C), 5.2 psi ( 37.7 °C), ~132 mmHg ( 20 °C)

vapor pressure

256 mmHg ( 37.7 °C), 5.2 psi ( 37.7 °C), ~132 mmHg ( 20 °C)

vapor pressure

256 mmHg ( 37.7 °C), 5.2 psi ( 37.7 °C), ~132 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥95%

assay

≥99% (GC)

assay

95%

assay

≥97.0% (GC)

form

liquid

form

liquid

form

liquid

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

453 °F

autoignition temp.

453 °F

autoignition temp.

453 °F

autoignition temp.

453 °F

General description

Hexane is an unbranched alkane that exists in five structural isomeric forms, i.e. hexane, isohexane, 3-methylpentane, neohexane, and 2,3-dimethylbutane. It can be obtained from petroleum by distillation.

Application

Hexane can be used:      
  • As a solvent for the extraction of oil, wax, and fat.     
  • As a non-polar solvent in chromatographic applications for product separation and purification.

It is also used in the preparation of organolithium reagents because it cannot be easily deprotonated.

Other Notes

The article number 208752-4X2.5L will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 208752-2.5L which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 2 - Asp. Tox. 1 - Flam. Liq. 2 - Repr. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT RE 2 Inhalation - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system, Nervous system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

-7.6 °F

Flash Point(C)

-22 °C


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