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A colorless, transparent Solvent derived from Petroleum. Heptane has a mild, gasoline-like odor. It has been used as a very nonpolar, fast-drying solvent.
Synonyms and Related Terms
n-heptane; normal heptane; dipropyl methane; heptyl hydride
- Very flammable. Flash point = -4C (25F)
- Heptane can be ignited with static charge.
- Ingestion causes nausea.
- Aspiration may cause death.
- Inhalation and skin contact cause irritation, swelling, and at high doses, narcosis.
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Physical and Chemical Properties
Insoluble in water. Soluble in alcohol, chloroform, ether.
|Melting Point||-90.7 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt.=100.20|
|Boiling Point||98.4 C|
Resources and Citations
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 4694; ref. index=1.3855
- A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998
- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: ref. index=1.385