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Hexane

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

Synonym: n-Hexane, Hexane

  • CAS Number 110-54-3

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)4CH3

  • Molecular Weight 86.18

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1730733

  •  EC Number 203-777-6

  •  MDL number MFCD00009520

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329823464

  •  NACRES NA.24

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Properties

Related Categories Analytical Standards, Analytical/Chromatography, E-J, Food & Beverage Standards, Food Contact Materials,
Quality Level   300
grade   certified reference material
  pharmaceutical secondary standard
vapor density   ~3 (vs air)
vapor pressure   256 mmHg ( 37.7 °C)
  5.2 psi ( 37.7 °C)
  ~132 mmHg ( 20 °C)
autoignition temp.   453 °F
expl. lim.   7.7 %
packaging   ampule of 3x1.2 mL
application(s)   HPLC: suitable
  gas chromatography (GC): suitable
refractive index   n20/D 1.375 (lit.)
bp   69 °C (lit.)
mp   −95 °C (lit.)
density   0.659 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Featured Industry   Pharmaceutical (small molecule)
format   neat
pharmacopeia traceability   traceable to USP 1601601
SMILES string   CCCCCC
InChI   1S/C6H14/c1-3-5-6-4-2/h3-6H2,1-2H3
InChI key   VLKZOEOYAKHREP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Hexane is a non-polar organic solvent and a straight-chain alkane with six carbon atoms. It belongs to the Class 2 category of organic solvents, as per United States Pharmacopoeia. It has limited application in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, due to its moderate toxicity.
Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control, provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards.

Application

Hexane may be used as a pharmaceutical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in bulk drug and pharmaceutical formulations by gas chromatography.

These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.

Footnote

To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAB5023 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
Target organs 
Central nervous system
RIDADR 
UN1208 - class 3 - PG 2 - Hexanes
WGK Germany 
WGK 2
RTECS 
MN9275000
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