Hexane is used in a number of applications, namely vegetable oil extraction, adhesive manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.
Hexane is a solvent, mainly used in vegetable oil extraction, low temperature thermometers, calibrations, polymerisation reaction medium, paint diluents and alcohol denaturant. It is a flammable, colourless, volatile liquid and has a faint odour.
ICIS pricing quotes hexane in Europe and the US Gulf.
The US Gulf assessments are contained in the Aromatic and Aliphatic Solvents report. For details please see separate entry.
To find out more Hexane Methodology July 2013