Hexane

Hexane is an alkane of six carbon atoms, with the chemical formula C6H14.

Hexanes are significant constituents of gasoline. Hexane is a colorless liquid at room temperature, odorless when pure, with boiling points between 50 and 70 degree C. It is widely used as a cheap, relatively safe, largely, nonreactive, and easily evaporated non-polar solvent. 

Hexane is used in the formulation of glue for shoes, leather products, and roofing. It is also used to extract cooking oils from seeds, for cleansing and degreasing a variety of items, and in textile manufacturing. It is commonly used in food based soybean oil extraction in the USA, and it is a contaminant potentially present in all soy food products.

In a laboratory Hexane is used to extract oil and grease contaminants from water and soil for analysis.


We are pleased to offer Hexane in the following quantities:

  • 55 Gallon Drum