|Safety Data Sheet|
- Heptane is a straight-chained hydrocarbon obtained from distilling petroleum.
- It is highly insoluble and is used on both a household and industrial scale. Heptane is also often utilized as a diluent in solvents, due to the fact that it is highly insoluble.
- Heptane is widely used as a non-polar industrial and laboratory solvent. Heptane is known more broadly for its role as the standard in the octane ratings listed on gasoline pumps around the world.
- Heptane appears as a colorless liquid with a mild solvent-like odor.
Other Chemical Names:
Naphtha Petroleum, n-heptane, hydrotreated light, Brake cleaner, aliphatic hydrocarbon, heptane (B) commercial grade, commercial grade heptane.
- Highly insoluble.
- Absorbs organic substances.
- Low boiling point.
- Low density.
Safety and Handling
- Heptane has highly flammable liquid and vapors.
- Causes skin irritation.
- May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
- May be fatal if swallowed or enters airways.
- Very toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects.
- Keep away from heat sources.
- Use with non-electrical equipment in a well-ventilated area.