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Hexane 99.9%, 55 Gallon Drum
Hexane is an alkane and exists in 5 structural isomeric forms: hexane, isohexane, 3-methylpentane, neohexane and 2,3-dimethylbutane.
Hexane can be obtained from petroleum through distillation. It can also be produced by electrolyzing a potassium butyrate solution. It is a widely-employed, organic solvent for the dissolution and isolation of fats and oils.
Hexane may be used in the following studies:
- Preparation of graft-copolymer chains of poly-(dimethylsiloxane)-g-poly(methyl methacrylate).
- GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) characterization of essential oils isolated from various origins.
- As solvent for the preparation of samples and standards during chromatographic studies.