|Safety Data Sheet|
- Much like Heptane, Hexane is a clear, colorless, liquid with a petroleum-like odor.
- Hexane is derived from petroleum and found most commonly in gasoline. Hexane is most often mixed with solvents and used for industrial purposes like extracting oil from vegetables such as soy beans.
- Low boiling point.
- Low surface tension.
- Low flash point.
- Low solubility.
Hexane is most often used after it is mixed with solvents.
Its most common applications are as a paint thinner, cleaning agent for the printing, textile, and shoemaking industries. Hexane can be found in household goods such as quick drying glues and rubber cement.
Certain glues in the shoe, roof, and leather industries contain Hexane.