Hexanes Lab Grade

n-Hexane, Hexyl hydride, Skellysolve B, Gettysolve-B, Hexan, Hexanes, Dipropyl, Normal hexane, n-Hexan
Laboratory Grade
Min 85%

Hexanes, also known as Hexane, is a commercial/industrial grade product made up of a combination of hydrocarbons containing six carbon atoms. Hexanes is a combination of hexane (>60% hexane contents) and variable quantities of isomeric chemicals such as 2-methylpentane and 3-methylpentane. It also contains traces of non-isomeric C5, C6, and C7 (cyclo) alkanes. Hexanes is frequently used as a non-polar solvent that is inexpensive, essentially non-reactive, and volatile. Lab grade chemicals possess reasonable purity but do not comply with any official standard for quality or purity like the ACS Grade, the USP Grade, or the FCC Grade. Hexanes, Lab Grade at Lab Alley is low in heavy metal impurities and highly recommended for educational institutes and research laboratories.

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Solvents such as hexane are used for extraction purposes. Also known as n-Hexane, this chemical is a petroleum distillate made from crude oil, is used to purge or wash plant materials such as seeds to release oils. n-Hexane, sold by Lab Alley is used in industrial facilities and laboratories in the United States.

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Hexane is frequently mixed with other chemical liquid solvents such as ethanol to extract vegetable oil and canola oil from crops such as soybeans.  Manufacturing facilities in the USA buy hexane for oil extraction from Lab Alley. Soybean oil is produced from hexane sold by Lab Aley. Hexane is one of the most popular solvents used in food science systems that extract nutraceuticals from plants, seeds and flowers. In 2019, the conventional technology used for oil extraction from oilseeds is by solvent extraction. In solvent extraction, n-hexane is used as a solvent for its attributes such as simple recovery, non-polar nature, low latent heat of vaporization (330 kJ/kg) and high selectivity to solvents.  Hexane purchased from Lab Alley is used by biodiesel producers in the USA to extract oil (lipids) from microalgae.

Solutions such as Methanol/Ammonia/Water‐Hexane are used to extract glucosinolates from mustard seeds. Hexane, a non-polar solvent is used to extract oils from flaxseed, dried and cured organically grown fresh herbs and seed. It is commonly used for pharmaceuticals and food processing. 

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The term “hexanes” (CAS 110-54-3) is a hydrocarbon distillation fraction that contains a mixture of linear and branched hexane isomers. Certain types of high purity hexane solvent solutions are used in science and food laboratories HPLC, spectrophotometry, and GC/MS analysis.  Since hexane cannot be easily deprotonated, it is used in the laboratory for reactions that involve very strong bases.  Chemical processing labs use hexane to extract oil and grease contaminants from water and soil for analysis. Hexane is used for development, manufacturing and research applications throughout America. Hexanes are commonly used in chromatography.

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The purpose of extraction using solvents is to reduce the plant material to an extract full of active compounds (terpenes and flavonoids) and to avoid producing an extract that contains solvents such as heptane. Other solvents used are ethanol, butane, heptane, pentane, pure non-denatured ethanol (100% alcohol/ethyl alcohol) and propane. Hexane is not safe to consume. It is a toxic substance

What Is Hexane Used For In The Botanical Processing and Extraction Industry?

Hexane can be used as a solvent and a wash in the botanical extraction process. n-Hexane is used to extract oil and other compounds from plant material. Hexane is used to remove chlorophyll from plant materials and extracts. The hexane extraction is a process frequently used in food industry and soyfood processing. Hexane is a popular solvent for extraction of oils, chlorophyll, bioactive compounds and other constituents of plant foods. Hexane removes undesirable constituents from plant foods and solutions. Buy hexane for botanical oil extraction from Lab Alley online in the USA.  In solvent extraction, n-hexane is used as a solvent for its attributes such as simple recovery, non-polar nature, low latent heat of vaporization (330 kJ/kg) and high selectivity to solvents.  Hexane has been widely used for oil extraction because of easy oil recovery, narrow boiling point (63–69 °C) and excellent solubilizing ability.

It is important to understand the safety and efficiency of various extraction methods.  Hexane is highly flammable and explosive. It is important to use hexane in the correct environment and take the necessary safety precautions. Hexane should be used in a well-ventilated area or outside. People use hexane to produce a final product that is much more potent than the original herb. When using hexane for botanical processing it allows the user to isolate more desirable compounds than the herb provides freshly harvested. The purpose of using hexane or other solvents such as ethanol, pentane or hexane are to reduce the plant in solution then remove the chemicals. If done incorrectly the herbal oil and compounds can remain full of chemicals that could be harmful to the human body. In order to purge hexane from the finished product there are two options; heat and vacuum using thin film techniques or washing it in food grade ethanol. Hexane is ideal for dissolving the waxes and lipids during the extraction process. It is important to use a good grade of hexane or distill the hexane before using it for the extraction. This will produce better results in the end. You can purchase hexane for botanical processing and extraction at Lab Ally.

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Hexanes, Lab Grade Features:

Assay Min 85%
Appearance Liquid. Colorless.
Freezing point -95 °C (-139 °F)
Initial boiling point and boiling range 69 °C (156 °F)
Flash point -22 °C (-7 °F) - closed cup
Upper / Lower flammability or explosive limits 1.2% (V) / 7.7% (V)
Vapor pressure 176.0 hPa (132.0 mmHg) at 20 °C (68 °F)
Vapor Density 3.0
Relative Density 0.659 g/mL at 25 °C (77 °F)
Solubility(ies) not soluble
Auto-ignition temperature 225 °C (437 °F)
Common Uses
  • Reagent
  • Solvent
Commercial/industrial applications
  • Textile production
  • Shoemaking industries
  • Printing
Safety and Handling

Hexane Shipping Information:
DOT: Hexanes, 3, UN1208, PG II

Please contact us to request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Certificate of Analysis (COA) for Hexane. Contact Lab Alley for a hexane Safety Data Sheet (SDS). 

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You can buy Hexanes Lab Grade for $22 online, locally or call 512-668-9918 to order bulk sizes. Your packages will be shipped in 1-2 business days via UPS or LTL. Lab Alley Brand Hexanes Lab Grade is for sale in bulk sizes and is in stock. Handy individual consumer size containers for DIY projects are leak resistant. This high quality compound is made in America. It is a high purity chemical substance that is ideally suited for scientific, development, analytical, clinical, medical, research and testing applications. Hexanes Lab Grade is delivered quickly to laboratories, factories and businesses in safe chemical resistant containers. 

Manufacturing size drums, IBC totes, pallet loads and bulk industrial production scale quantities are shipped from Lab Alley's U.S.-based distribution centers by LTL freight carriers. Request a discounted wholesale price quote, here. Read customer and product reviews, here. Read return and refund policies, here. Lab Alley, founded in 2013, is a reliable Hexanes Lab Grade supplier and distributor headquartered near Austin, Texas. Lab Alley was a 2021 Inc. 5000 honoree. Email if you have questions about buying Hexanes Lab Grade. 

The chemical formula for Hexanes Lab Grade is C6H14, the CAS Registry Number is 110-54-3, the PubChem CID is 8058 and the UN Number is 1208. Download the Hexanes Lab Grade MSDS/SDS to get safety tips and health hazard information. Hexanes Lab Grade should be carefully handled, stored in a cool dry place and chemical waste should be disposed of properly and safely.

Hexanes Lab Grade Retail Prices, Package Sizes And Bulk Quantity Ordering Options: 500ml $22, 1 Liter $28, 1 Gallon $44, 4 x 1 Gallon Case $144, 4 Liters $50, 4 x 4 Liters Case $164, 5 Gallons $165, 55 Gallons $770.

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Worked great

Definitely high purity hexane!

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Good price, timely shipping. No hassles and product was as represented.

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Great product for cheap price

I have been using it in extraction and purification processes in my research lab. It's great. It was so cheap compared to the vendors we used to purchase hexanes from. Thank you Lab Alley! I will be purchasing solvent from you now on. Best!

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