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Product name n-hexane
Synonyms normal hexane
GOST no data
CAS 110-54-3

n-Hexane is a straight-chain alkane hydrocarbon. It is a colorless, clear, volatile, flammable liquid with a weak smell; almost immiscible in water, but soluble in organic solvents. Their properties are typical for aliphatic hydrocarbons: it is quite inert, but it can be chlorinated, oxidized, sulfonated, nitrated. On reforming conditions n-hexane can be isomerised into isohexanes or dehydrogenated into the benzene.


n-Hexane is produced by the refining of crude oil.


  • as a paint diluent and solvent;
  • as a non-polar inert solvent in organic reactions;
  • as a degreasing and cleaning agent in textile, furniture and leather industries;
  • in the extraction of vegetable oil from seeds such as safflower, soybean, cotton, and flax;
  • in low temperature thermometers;
  • as an alcohol denaturant;

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    Chemical structure of n-hexane

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