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32293

Sigma-Aldrich

Hexane

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

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

Quality Level

grade

ACS reagent
puriss. p.a.

Agency

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)

assay

≥99% (GC)

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

453 °F

expl. lim.

7.7 %

technique(s)

GC/MS: suitable

impurities

≤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.)

pH

7

bp

69 °C (lit.)

mp

−95 °C (lit.)

density

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

suitability

passes test for reaction against H2SO4

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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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.

Application

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.
The article number 32293-4X2.5L-M will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 32293-2.5L-M which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.
The article number 32293-6X1L will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 32293-1L which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.
The article number 32293-6X1L-M will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 32293-1L-M which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.
Pertains only in Germany: unversteuert

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

Nervous system, Respiratory 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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