Hexane is a compound with six carbons that can 6 different structures (isomers) and names. Hexane, also known as n-Hexane, is the a straight chain of carbons, which is denoted by the "n" ("N" stands for normal). However there are branched hexanes with various names: 2-methylpentane (Isohexane), 3-methylpentane, 2,3-dimethylbutane, and 2,2-dimethylbutane (Neohexane).
Hexanes are significant constituents of gasoline. however, the main demand for material is seed oil extraction.
Other applications includes adhesives, cleansing and degreasing as well as in the laboratory as a chromatography solvent.
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Down Stream Materials Consuming Hexane: