General Information and Properties
Hexene is a colourless liquid that is volatile in nature and has a petroleum-like odour. It’s an alkene with a molecular formula C6H12. ‘Hex’ means 6 carbon atoms in the molecule and ‘ene’ meaning an alkene is present. It is a flammable liquid and has a boiling range of 60 to 80° C. Hexene is insoluble in water and very soluble in ethanol, benzene and petroleum ether. There are several isomers of Hexene.
Physical and Chemical Properties:
|Sr. No.||Physical Characteristics|
|1.||Colour & Appearance||Colourless clear liquid|
|2.||Colour in APHA||20 Hazen max.|
|3.||Distillation Range||IBP||42°C min.|
|2.||Specific Gravity at 25°C||0.660 + 0.005|
|Hexene (Propylene dimers)||98.0% min.|
|4.||Distillation Range||420C to 640C|
|5.||Flash Point (Close Cup method)||4°C|
Solubility: Very soluble in ethanol, ethyl ether, benzene and petroleum ether
How Is it Manufactured?
Hexene is manufactured by the oligomerization of ethylene. The process combines ethylene molecules to produce linear alpha-olefins of various chain lengths with an even number of carbon atoms.
NB: Colourless liquid, volatile in nature and containing mixtures of isomers of Hexane and Hexene.
Available in Tanker Loads and Drum Packing.