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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 Registry Number 1736592

  •  EC Number 208-878-9

  •  MDL number MFCD00008998

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57654266

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Properties

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grade   ReagentPlus®
vapor density   7.8 (vs air)
vapor pressure   1 mmHg ( 105.3 °C)
InChI Key   DCAYPVUWAIABOU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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.)

Description

Packaging

1 L in glass bottle

100, 500, 6×500 mL in glass bottle

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.

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.

Legal Information

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS08  GHS08
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
Flash Point(F) 
275 °F
Flash Point(C) 
135 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles

Articles

Pressure-Temperature Calculator for Solvents

*Calculations provide estimated results based on Antoine's Coefficients and their associated temperature range values. Antoine's Coefficients were obtained from the National Institute of Standards an...

Protocols

HDM-PAMPA with the MultiScreen Permeability Filter Plate

Assays that predict passive absorption of orally administered drugs have become increasingly important in the drug discovery process. As previously described by Faller1 and Kansy2 such assays provide...
Keywords: Absorption, Drug discovery, Evaporation, High performance liquid chromatography, Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, Mass spectrometry, Ultraviolet-Visible spectroscopy

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Pressure-Temperature Nomograph Interactive Tool

The Pressure-Temperature Nomograph tool is an application of the Clausius-Clapeyron Equation, which assumes the heat of vaporization is a constant over a pressure range. Antoine´s Equation gets aroun...
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Properties of Solvents Table

a. Gant, R., LC/GC 10 (7), 515 (1992) 1. At 20 °C 2. At 20 °C +/- 5 °C relative to water at 4 °C 3. At 10 mmHg pressure 4. At l=589.32 nm
Keywords: Gas chromatography, High performance liquid chromatography

Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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