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Heptanes, mixture of isomers

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contains ≥25% n-heptane, ReagentPlus®

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≥25% n-heptane

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HPLC: suitable


≤0.01% (water)


92-100 °C


0.693 g/mL at 25 °C

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We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. Heptane is an environmentally preferable solvent and greener alternative to hexane and thus has been enhanced for "Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries". Click here for more information.

The product is a mixture of heptane isomers with ≥25% n-heptane. The influence of the molecular structure of heptane isomers on the combustion rate was investigated. The thermodynamic changes on mixing heptane isomers with hexadecanes were reported. The performance of Pd/SAPO (palladium/silicoaluminophosphates)-5 and Pd/SAPO-11 molecular seives in the hydroconversion of heptane isomers was studied. Photolysis of heptane isomers by one-color 157nm ionization was analyzed using ion imaging and time-of-flight mass spectroscopy.


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Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids



Flash Point(F)

46.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

8 °C - closed cup

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Hydroisomerization of heptane isomers over Pd/SAPO molecular sieves: influence of the acid and metal site concentration and the transport properties on the activity and selectivity.
Hochtl M, et al.
J. Catal., 190(2), 419-432 (2000)
Photodissociation of heptane isomers and relative ionization efficiencies of butyl and propyl radicals at 157 nm.
Silva R, et al.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 11(23), 4777-4781 (2009)
Thermodynamics of mixtures of hexane and heptane isomers with normal and branched hexadecane.
Barbe M and Patterson D.
Journal of Solution Chemistry, 9(10), 753-769 (1980)
The influence of fuel structure on combustion as demonstrated by the isomers of heptane: a rapid compression machine study.
Silke EJ, et al.
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 30(2), 2639-2647 (2005)
Heptane as a less toxic option than hexane for the separation of vitamin E from food products using normal phase HPLC.
Buddrick O, et al.
Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 3, 24063-24068 (2013)

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