n-Heptane 99% Lab Grade


If you’re looking for a high purity hydrocarbon solvent for:

  • Industrial Extraction
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing or processing
  • Post-processing for botanical extracts
  • Organic synthesis
  • Inks, paints & toners


n-Heptane 99% Lab Grade

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Normal Heptane is a highly volatile solvent that evaporates quickly and easily at room temperature. Thus, the evaporation rate makes it an ideal choice for cleaning where residue needs removed with ease. Normal heptane does not contain any heptane isomers making it the most stable and consistent option.

But what sets normal heptane apart includes its high boiling point. As a result, applications needing a higher temperature than other solvents are perfect for normal heptane. For example, it is commonly used in the auto industry for fuel testing, calibration, and manufacturing rubber and plastic products. Further, acts as a valuable denaturant in completely denatured alcohol. Learn more about CDA 12A denatured with normal heptane.

Due to its highly volatile nature, handle it with care and use it in well-ventilated area. Consequently, proper safety precautions should always be taken when using any solvent.

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Laboratory Research

Primarily, Scientists use normal heptane in research for various purposes, such as chromatography, spectroscopy, and as a reference substance.

Cleaning Agent

99% normal heptane degreases and cleans machines, electronics, and parts. Normal heptane removes oil, grease, wax without leaving any residue. It also cleans brakes and other auto parts.

Paint and Coatings Industry

Additionally, coatings, paints, and varnishes utilize n heptane. As a result, normal heptane dissolves various resins and pigments to provide a smooth and glossy finish.

Chemical Synthesis

Further, various chemicals, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and polymers, use n heptane as a reaction medium in their production.

Automotive Industry

Also, engine testing and performance analysis use n-heptane as fuel.

Adhesives and Sealants

In addition, formulating adhesives and sealants benefit from using 99% n-heptane as an excellent solvent. As a result, it can dissolve various polymers and resins, providing good bonding and sealing properties.

Textile Industry

In fact, the textile industry uses n heptane as a scouring agent to remove impurities and as a solvent for dyeing and printing.


Lastly, the production of pharmaceuticals uses n-heptane as a solvent and as a reference standard in pharmacopeia testing.



Common Names
normal heptane, n heptane, pure heptane, high purity heptane, n-heptane

Chemical Formula
Pounds per Gallon
Melting Point
-91 degrees C (131.8 degrees F)
Boiling Point
98 degrees C (204.8 degrees F)
Flash Point
-3.99 degrees C closed cup (24.8 degrees F)
Vapor Pressure
53.3 hPa at 20 degrees C (68.0 degrees F)

Heptane Density g/ml

Density (at 20 °C): 0.68 g/ml


Risk factors

Toxic by inhalation. Flammable, dangerous fire risk. TLV: 400 ppm in air.

Hazard Statement

Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces. No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical, ventilating, and lighting equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Wear protective gloves and eye and face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Seek medical attention. If eye irritation persists: get medical attention. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand. Keep out of reach of children.

NFPA Hazard Classification

Health: 1 (Slight) Materials that, on exposure, would cause significant irritation, but only minor residual injury, including those requiring the use of an approved air-purifying respirator. These materials are only slightly hazardous to health and only breathing protection is needed.

​Flammability: 3 (Serious) This degree includes Class IB and IC flammable liquids and materials that can be easily ignited under almost all normal temperature conditions. Water may be ineffective in controlling or extinguishing fires in such materials.


Signal Word
Environmentally Damaging
Category 2
Acute Aquatic Toxicity
Category 1
Flammable liquids
Category 2
Aspiration Toxicity
Category 1
Skin Corrosion / Irritation
Category 2
Eye Irritation
Category 2
Specific target organ toxicity (single exposure)
Category 3


n-Heptane UN Number – UN1265
Proper Shipping Name HEPTANES
Hazard Class 3
Packing Group II

UN-No UN1265
Proper Shipping Name HEPTANES
Hazard Class 3
Packing Group II

Proper Shipping Name HEPTANES
Hazard Class 3
Packing Group II

Proper Shipping Name HEPTANES
Hazard Class 3
Packing Group II
Marine pollutant: Yes

​Per DOT regulations, these drums & totes must be transported straight-up and safely tied down.

Please DO NOT transport the drum on its side as this is a highly flammable product and they can leak if transported horizontally.

For more information view our n Heptane SDS.

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Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A

55 Gallon Drum