What is Heptane
Heptane is frequently used as a test fuel component in anti-knock tests for engines, among several other applications. Heptane is available in a variety of isomers and is sometimes referred to as Septane.One of the most common uses of heptane is in laboratory tests as a non-polar solvent to determine the presence of organic compounds. It works for transport and storage in its liquid form, and in a grease spot test, it is used to dissolve a spot of oil, showing the previous presence of organic compounds on the stained paper. All it takes is a shake of the stained paper in a heptane solution for around a half a minute.
- Synonyms: Heptane, n – Heptane
- INCI: Heptane
- Chemical formula: C7H16
- CAS #: 142-85-5
- Hazard: • GHS02 – Flammable • GHS07- Harmful • GHS08 – Health Hazard • GHS09 – Environmental Hazard
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|Boiling point||200°F (93.3°C) To 209°F (98.3°C)|
|Freezing point||-40 °F|
|Moleuclar weight||100.21 g/mol|
|Weight per gallon||5.8109 lb/gal|
|Class||Aliphatic Solvent, Hydrocarbon Solvent, Non HAP Solvent, Solvent|
USES AND APPLICATIONS FOR HEPTANE
Heptane uses include as a diluent, solvent, in nail polish applications, extraction solvent, etc.
- Coatings and construction:It is used as a paint thinner.
- Rubber: The vulcanization of rubber utilizes heptane as a compounder. In the commercial manufacture of rubber cement, unvulcanized rubber is placed in a solvent of 70-90% heptane. Different grades of rubber cement are created depending on a higher or lower percentage of heptane within the solvent.
- Pharmaceutical: N-heptane for research and development and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Heptane or n-heptane is the straight-chain alkane with the chemical formula H₃C(CH₂)₅CH₃ or C₇H₁₆, and is one of the main components of gasoline. When used as a test fuel component in anti-knock test engines, a 100% heptane fuel is the zero point of the octane rating scale.
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