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ArroChem’s Heptane is an aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent with the chemical formula C7H16. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a strong odor. Heptane is a volatile organic compound (VOC) and is commonly used as a solvent in various industrial applications, including paint and coating formulations, rubber manufacturing, and as a standard reference material in analytical laboratories.

General Characteristics:


Solubility in Water, 25°C:

Flash Point:     

Specific Gravity:             


Clear, colorless liquid


~-4°C (24.8°F) (closed cup)

~0.684 g/cm³ at 20°C (68°F)


Heptane finds diverse applications across different industries, including but not limited to the following:

  • Paints and Coatings: Used as a solvent in oil-based paints and coatings to dissolve resins and other components.
  • Rubber Industry: Employed as a solvent in rubber manufacturing processes, including vulcanization and rubber cement preparation.
  • Laboratory Applications: Used as a standard reference material and solvent in analytical and research laboratories.
  • Cleaning Agents: Found in certain cleaning products and degreasers due to its excellent solvency power.
  • Adhesives: Used as a solvent in adhesive formulations for bonding various materials.



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