BVV™ High Purity Lab Grade Heptane 99%


BVV™ High Purity Lab Grade Heptane



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Experience the Exceptional Utility of BVV™ High Purity Lab Grade Heptane in Crystallization and Liquid-Liquid Extraction

When it comes to achieving impeccable results in crystallization and liquid-liquid extraction processes, BVV™ High Purity Lab Grade Heptane stands out as the ideal choice. This versatile solvent has been meticulously refined to meet the exacting standards of laboratory and industrial applications, offering unparalleled purity and performance.

Why Choose BVV™ High Purity Lab Grade Heptane:

  • Unrivaled Purity: Our heptane boasts an exceptional level of purity, minimizing unwanted impurities and contaminants in your final products.
  • Reliable Performance: Count on BVV™ High Purity Lab Grade Heptane to consistently deliver outstanding results, batch after batch.
  • Versatile Solvent: From crystallization to liquid-liquid extraction, this solvent adapts to various applications, providing flexibility and convenience.
  • Trusted by Professionals: Trusted by laboratories, industries, and professionals worldwide, BVV™ High Purity Lab Grade Heptane is the go-to choice for achieving exceptional purity and clarity in your processes.

Elevate your crystallization and liquid-liquid extraction procedures to new heights of precision and quality with BVV™ High Purity Lab Grade Heptane. Discover the difference that purity and performance can make in your applications.

Choose BVV™ High Purity Lab Grade Heptane for your next project and unlock the full potential of your crystallization and liquid-liquid extraction processes.

What is Heptane?

Heptane is a hydrocarbon compound belonging to the alkane family, which means it consists of hydrogen and carbon atoms arranged in a linear, unbranched chain. Specifically, heptane has seven carbon atoms and sixteen hydrogen atoms, giving it the chemical formula C7H16. It is a colorless, flammable liquid with a gasoline-like odor.

Heptane is one of several isomers of the alkane series with seven carbon atoms. It is known for its role as a common solvent in various applications, including laboratory work, chemical processes, and industrial settings. Due to its purity and low reactivity, heptane is often used as a standard reference compound in gas chromatography.

Heptane is also used as a fuel component in gasoline, although it is less common than other hydrocarbons like octane. Its properties and applications make it a valuable chemical compound in both the scientific and industrial sectors.

What Is Heptane Used For?

Heptane has a wide range of applications due to its properties as a hydrocarbon solvent. Some of the common uses of heptane include:

  1. Solvent: Heptane is widely used as a solvent in various industries, including chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. It is especially favored for its ability to dissolve a wide range of organic compounds and its low reactivity, which makes it suitable for cleaning, degreasing, and extracting chemicals from natural products.

  2. Laboratory and Scientific Research: Heptane is often used in laboratories for tasks such as extracting natural products, preparing chemical samples, and conducting chromatography experiments. Its purity and low reactivity make it a valuable solvent in scientific research.

  3. Industrial Cleaning: Heptane is an effective degreaser and cleaner for machinery, equipment, and surfaces in industrial settings. It is commonly used to remove oil, grease, and contaminants from various surfaces.

  4. Adhesives and Coatings: Heptane is used in the formulation of adhesives, coatings, and paints. It helps dissolve the components of these products and provides them with the desired consistency.

  5. Fuel: While less common than other hydrocarbons like octane, heptane is used as a component in gasoline. It contributes to the overall fuel mixture, affecting properties such as octane rating and combustion characteristics.

  6. Extraction: Heptane is employed in the extraction of natural compounds, such as essential oils and flavors, from plant materials. It is particularly useful for extracting nonpolar compounds.

  7. Calibration Standard: Heptane is used as a reference compound in gas chromatography and other analytical techniques to calibrate instruments and assess the performance of chromatographic columns.

  8. Solvent for Rubber and Plastics: In the rubber and plastics industry, heptane is used as a solvent for processing and manufacturing these materials.

  9. Chemical Synthesis: Heptane can be used as a reactant or solvent in chemical synthesis processes to produce various organic compounds.

It's important to note that heptane should be handled with care, especially in industrial and laboratory settings, due to its flammability and potential health hazards. Proper safety measures and ventilation are essential when working with this solvent.

How Is Heptane Produced?

Heptane is primarily produced through the refining of crude oil, a process that separates hydrocarbons of different chain lengths. Here's a simplified overview of the production process:

  1. Crude Oil Refining: The production of heptane begins with the refining of crude oil, which contains a mixture of hydrocarbons with varying chain lengths and properties.

  2. Fractional Distillation: In the refining process, crude oil is heated and subjected to fractional distillation. This process separates the crude oil into various fractions based on boiling points. Heptane falls within a specific range of boiling points and is separated from other hydrocarbons during this distillation process.

  3. Fraction Separation: Once the appropriate fraction is obtained, further separation may be necessary to isolate pure heptane. This can involve additional distillation or purification techniques to remove impurities and other hydrocarbons.

  4. Quality Control: The resulting heptane undergoes quality control measures to ensure that it meets the required specifications and purity standards for its intended applications. Quality control may include testing for impurities, moisture content, and other properties.

  5. Packaging and Distribution: After quality control, heptane is packaged into containers suitable for its intended use and distribution to various industries and customers.

It's worth noting that heptane can also be produced synthetically through chemical processes, such as the hydrogenation of hexene or the cracking of longer hydrocarbon chains. However, the primary source of heptane for industrial and commercial applications is typically derived from crude oil refining due to its cost-effectiveness and abundance.

What Are The Hazards Of Heptane?

Heptane, a highly flammable hydrocarbon, poses several hazards that individuals and workers should be aware of when handling or working with it. Here are some of the key hazards associated with heptane:

  1. Flammability: Heptane is extremely flammable and can ignite easily in the presence of open flames, sparks, or heat sources. It has a wide flammable range and can form explosive mixtures with air. Adequate ventilation and proper storage precautions are essential to prevent fires and explosions.

  2. Vapor Inhalation: Inhaling heptane vapors can lead to health risks, including dizziness, headaches, nausea, and respiratory irritation. Prolonged exposure to high concentrations of heptane vapor can result in more severe health effects, such as central nervous system depression and damage to the respiratory system.

  3. Skin Contact: Heptane can cause skin irritation and may lead to dermatitis or chemical burns upon prolonged or repeated contact. It can also defat the skin, removing protective oils and potentially resulting in dryness and cracking.

  4. Eye Contact: Contact with heptane can cause eye irritation, redness, and discomfort. Proper eye protection, such as safety goggles or a face shield, should be worn when handling heptane to prevent eye exposure.

  5. Ingestion: Swallowing heptane can be harmful and should be avoided. Ingestion of heptane may lead to gastrointestinal distress, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

  6. Environmental Impact: Spills or improper disposal of heptane can have negative environmental consequences. Heptane is volatile and can contribute to air pollution. It may also contaminate soil and water if not handled and disposed of properly.

  7. Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs): Regulatory authorities, such as OSHA in the United States, have established occupational exposure limits for heptane to protect workers. Adhering to these limits and implementing proper safety measures in the workplace is essential to mitigate exposure risks.

It's crucial to handle heptane with caution, follow safety protocols, and use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when working with this solvent. Additionally, safe storage, handling, and disposal practices are essential to minimize the associated hazards and ensure workplace safety.

How Can I Safely Use Heptane?

Safely using heptane requires following proper procedures and precautions to minimize risks associated with this flammable solvent. Here are some essential guidelines for the safe handling and use of heptane:

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

    • Wear appropriate PPE, including safety goggles or a face shield, chemical-resistant gloves, lab coats, and closed-toe shoes, to protect your eyes, skin, and clothing from exposure to heptane.
  2. Ventilation:

    • Work in a well-ventilated area or use a chemical fume hood to prevent the buildup of heptane vapors. Ensure adequate airflow to disperse fumes.
  3. No Open Flames or Sparks:

    • Avoid open flames, sparks, or heat sources in the vicinity of heptane. Heptane is highly flammable and can ignite easily.
  4. Electrical Equipment:

    • Use explosion-proof or intrinsically safe electrical equipment and fixtures in areas where heptane is used or stored.
  5. Storage:

    • Store heptane in approved safety containers, away from heat sources, direct sunlight, and incompatible materials. Keep containers tightly sealed when not in use.
  6. Handling and Transfer:

    • Use spark-resistant tools and equipment when handling heptane. Avoid rough handling or transferring the solvent near open flames or hot surfaces.
  7. Spill Response:

    • Have spill response materials, such as absorbent materials and spill kits, readily available to contain and clean up any heptane spills promptly.
  8. Labeling:

    • Clearly label heptane containers with appropriate hazard warnings and information to identify the contents.
  9. Emergency Equipment:

    • Maintain access to safety equipment, including emergency eyewashes, safety showers, and fire extinguishers, in the workspace.
  10. Training:

    • Ensure that personnel handling heptane receive proper training on its hazards, safe handling procedures, and emergency response protocols.
  11. Avoiding Skin Contact:

    • Minimize skin contact with heptane. In case of contact, wash the affected area immediately with soap and water. Use barrier creams or protective clothing as an additional precaution.
  12. Eye Protection:

    • Wear safety goggles or a face shield to protect your eyes from splashes or accidental exposure.
  13. No Smoking or Eating:

    • Prohibit smoking, eating, or drinking in areas where heptane is present, as ingestion or inhalation of heptane can be harmful.
  14. Disposal:

    • Follow proper waste disposal procedures for heptane and other hazardous materials. Dispose of waste in accordance with local regulations.
  15. Emergency Response:

    • Establish and communicate emergency response procedures for heptane-related incidents, including fire, spills, and exposure incidents.
  16. Regular Inspections:

    • Conduct regular inspections of equipment, storage areas, and safety measures to ensure they remain in good condition.

It's essential to adhere to safety guidelines, have safety protocols in place, and prioritize the well-being of personnel when working with heptane. Always consult safety data sheets (SDS) and regulatory guidelines specific to heptane in your region for additional safety information and requirements.

What Is The Boiling Point Of Heptane?

The boiling point of heptane is approximately 98 degrees Celsius or 208 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is Heptane Miscable With Water?

Heptane is not miscible with water. It is considered hydrophobic, which means it does not mix well with water and tends to form separate layers when combined.

What Is The Flash Point Of Heptane? 

The flash point of heptane, specifically n-heptane, is approximately -4 degrees Celsius (24.8 degrees Fahrenheit). This is the temperature at which it can produce enough vapor to ignite briefly if exposed to an open flame or spark. Heptane is considered highly flammable and should be handled with caution in environments where there is a risk of ignition.

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