What is Hexane

Hexane is a complex mixture of aliphatic hydrocarbons obtained by the hydrogenation of a petroleum fraction that consists primarily of normal, isoparaffinic and cycloparaffinic C6 hydrocarbons. Hexane has five isomers, which are: hexane, 2-methylpentane, 3-methylpentane, 2,2-dimethylbutane, and 2,3-dimethylbutane.

  • INCI: Hexane
  • Chemical Formula: C6H14
  • CAS Number: 64742-49-0

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula C6H14
CAS Number 64742-49-0
Molar Weight 86,18 g/mol
Specific Gravity 0.659
Melting Point -95.3 °C
Boiling Point 68 °C
Flash Point −26.0 °C
Forms Clear colourless liquid
Grades Technical

Uses and Applications for Hexane

Key Applications

  • Adhesives
  • Oilseed extraction


  • Coatings & Construction
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Animal Nutrition

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