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Hexadecane

ReagentPlus®, 99%

Synonym: n-Hexadecane, Cetane

  • CAS Number 544-76-3

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)14CH3

  • Molecular Weight 226.44

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1736592

  •  EC Number 208-878-9

  •  MDL number MFCD00008998

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57654266

  •  NACRES NA.21

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Properties

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Quality Level   200
grade   ReagentPlus®
vapor density   7.8 (vs air)
vapor pressure   1 mmHg ( 105.3 °C)
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

Description

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

1 L in glass bottle

100, 500, 6×500 mL in glass bottle

Legal Information

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS08  GHS08
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
EUH066
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
Flash Point(F) 
275.0 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
135 °C - closed cup

Documents

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Protocols & Articles

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