Hexane is used as a Solvent in the extraction of Edible /vegetable oils such as Cottonseed, Groundnut, Mustard, Rapeseed, Sesame, Linseed, Rice Bran, Soybean, Sunflower etc. BPCL’s Food Grade Hexane is also used for manufacture of most delicate perfumes and solvent based adhesives, sealing etc.
Virtual absence of aromatics, with Benzene content typically < 3 ppm, makes it an ideal carrier / solvent without carcinogenic impurities.
Higher n-Hexane content enables quick settling of Batch, enhances the reaction and prevents unreacted metal getting carried away as wastage.
Very narrow boiling range facilitates virtually complete recovery of solvent