IUPAC Name: Hexane
Source: Used as a solvent for industrial applications and to extract oils from crops. Also used as an additive to gasoline fuels and adhesives.
Summary: Hexane is an organic compound that occurs naturally in crude oil. It has uses as a solvent in industrial processes and is also used as an additive in gasoline and adhesives. It may also be used as a solvent to extract oils from crops. It has very low solubility in water at 0.0085 mg/L at 25 C and has a density of 0.6606 g/mL at 25 C. It has a biological half-life of 9.00 days. Hexane is classified by the EPA as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs). A Koc value of 130 indicate high mobility within soil. Volatilization and biodegradation are expected to be major fate processes from soil and water. Bioaccumulation is expected to be high.
GHS Hazard Statement: H225, H304, H315, H317, H319, H330, H335, H336, H340, H350, H360Df, H361, H361f, H372, H373, H411, H412, GHS02, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09