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N-Heptane

CAS # 142-85-5

DESCRIPTION

 

 Heptane is a straight-chain alkane with chemical formula C7H16. It appears as a clear colorless liquid with a petroleum-like odor. It is miscible with alcohol, chloroform, and ether. It is widely used as non- polar solvent.

 

 

PROPERTIES

Density (15°C) (g/cm3)

0.685

Appearance

Clear and colorless

Water (ppm)

44.8

Say bolt Color

30

Copper Corrosion 100°C, 2 Hr.

1-a

Non-Volatile Matter, mg/100mL

0.37

Aromatics (ppm)

N.D.

Benzene (ppm)

N.D.

Sulfur (ppm)

N.D.

Purity (%)

99.07

Initial Boiling Point (°C)

97.55

Drying Point (°C)

97.8

5-95% (°C)

0.2

 

APPLICATION

 

 

·         Heptane is best recognized as the standard zero-point for the octane rating scale, which is seen on nearly every gasoline pump worldwide.

 

·         The hydro isomerization of n-heptane to form disbranched and tribranched products useful for producing high octane gasoline.


·   It is used in paints and coatings, GC analysis, HPLC, spectrophotometry and environmental testing.

 

·   The vulcanization of rubber utilizes heptane as a compounder. In the commercial manufacture of rubber cement, vulcanized 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.

 

PACKAGING OPTIONS

Drums