A typical laboratory use of hexanes is to extract oil and grease contaminants from water and soil for analysis. Since hexane cannot be easily deprotonated, it is used in the laboratory for reactions that involve very strong bases, such as the preparation of Grignard reagents.
Hexane 65% (Mixed Isomers)
£5.50 – £8.50
Minimum Assay: 65-70%
Molecular Weight: 86.18 g/mol
Density: 0.675 Kg/L
Colour (Staybolt): +30 mins
Distillation Range: 62.5-70 deg C
Benzene: Sulphur: Bromine Index: <50mgBR/100g
Non Volatile Matter: <5mg/100ml
Hazard Class: 3
Packing Group: 2
Hazard Phrases: Highly flammable liquid and vapour. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child . May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure . Causes skin irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
Prec Phrases: Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. Store locked up.