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

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ACS reagent
puriss. p.a.


reag. Ph. Eur.

vapor density

~3 (vs air)

vapor pressure

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


≥99% (GC)



autoignition temp.

453 °F

expl. lim.

7.7 %


GC/MS: suitable


≤0.0001% thiophene
≤0.001% non-volatile matter
≤0.002% free acid (as CH3COOH)
≤0.005% S-compounds (as S)
≤0.01% aromatic substances (as C6H6)
≤0.01% water (Karl Fischer)

refractive index

n20/D 1.3745-1.3755
n20/D 1.375 (lit.)




69 °C (lit.)


−95 °C (lit.)


0.659 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

cation traces

Al: ≤0.5 mg/kg
B: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Ba: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Ca: ≤0.5 mg/kg
Cd: ≤0.05 mg/kg
Co: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Cr: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Cu: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Fe: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Mg: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Mn: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Ni: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Pb: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Sn: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Zn: ≤0.1 mg/kg


passes test for reaction against H2SO4

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General description

Hexane is an alkane hydrocarbon having 5 structural isomeric forms. It is a colorless, combustible liquid. It is one of the essential components of petroleum ether. It can be obtained from petroleum by distillation. It can also be produced by electrolysis of potassium butyrate. It is widely employed organic solvent for the dissolution of fats and oils.


Hexane has been used in the preparation of graft-copolymer chains of poly-(dimethylsiloxane)-g-poly(methyl methacrylate). It has been employed for the GC/MS characterization of essential oils extracted from various origins.

Analysis Note

boiling range 67-69°C min. 95%; density (D 20/20) 0.659-0.663

Other Notes

The article number 32293-4X2.5L will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 32293-2.5L which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.
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Pertains only in Germany: unversteuert

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Target Organs

Central nervous system, Nervous system


UN1208 - class 3 - PG 2 - Hexanes

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

-7.6 °F

Flash Point(C)

-22 °C

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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