n-Pentane 99% Lab Grade


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

  • Industrial Use
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing or processing
  • Post-processing for botanical extracts
  • Organic synthesis
  • Propellant
  • Cleaner in aerospace, automotive, electronic & defense industries
  • Coatings


n-Pentane 99% Lab Grade Solvent

Are you looking for a highly versatile and practical solvent that can be used in various applications? At this point, look no further than 99% n-pentane! This colorless, flammable liquid has many uses across industries, such as pharmaceuticals, paints, coatings, and rocket fuel!

Manufacturers extract n-pentane from petroleum or natural gas. Being that n pentane shows high volatility as a solvent with a low boiling point, making it useful for many applications where rapid evaporation is necessary. Also, the molecular structure makes it an excellent choice for extracting compounds insoluble in water. Normal pentane does not contain pentane isomers making it the most pure and stable option.

One of the primary uses of 99% n-pentane includes producing polystyrene foam, which is used in packaging, insulation, and other applications. Additionally, it is used as a solvent in the pharmaceutical industry for extracting and purifying active compounds from natural sources. In addition, n-pentane is used to manufacture aerosol sprays, coatings, and adhesives.

As a matter of fact, another critical application of n-pentane is in the energy industry. Thus, it is used as a fuel in some types of internal combustion engines and in the production of rocket fuel. Further, its low boiling point and high volatility make it an ideal component for these applications.

n pentane is also popular for cleaning electronic components due to its fast-drying and non-conductive properties. Furthermore, n-heptane is used in the laboratory as a solvent for chromatography and other separation techniques.

Overall, whether you’re in the pharmaceutical industry, energy industry, or any other industry that requires a versatile and practical solvent, 99% n-pentane is an excellent choice. Undeniably, it’s low boiling point, high volatility, and non-conductive properties make it ideal for various applications.

To learn more about n-pentane view our blog articles:

n Hentane vs n Pentane (n-heptane product page)

Pentane vs Heptane vs Hexane (n-hexane product page)



Synthesis of Polymers: N pentane is essential in producing durable and flexible materials like polyethylene. As a reactive diluent during polymerization, its ability to maintain viscosity control ensures optimal performance of the finished polymer product.

Solvent Purification: N pentane’s excellent solvent properties enable it to successfully purify solvents such as hexanes for laboratory experiments and research, ensuring optimal purity while increasing the accuracy of laboratory experiments and research. With its low boiling point and high volatility properties, n-pentane makes an ideal choice for solvent extraction and recovery processes.

Resin Production: N pentane is an integral ingredient for producing synthetic resins with superior adhesion properties and bond strength, making them suitable for demanding industrial applications. Due to its unique solvency properties, N-pentane has resins with exceptional bond strength and resistance – an asset, especially when combined with adhesives or coatings featuring superior bond strength. Its solvency also facilitates producing adhesives and coatings with excellent adhesion properties, which enable outstanding bond strength/resistance characteristics – ideal for applications that demand strength/resistance characteristics.

Fatty Acid Analysis: Normal pentane is a powerful solvent, enabling precise analysis of fatty acids in food samples. Due to its ability to selectively dissolve only compounds containing fats, such as those derived from plants, its use accurately determines nutritional content. It complies with food safety and quality control standards.

Electronics Cleaning: N pentane’s remarkable cleaning properties make it the ideal solvent for safely removing contaminants from electronic components, including delicate computer chips and circuit boards. With low surface tension and high purity levels, its effective cleansing ensures no residue remains afterward and ensures optimal performance and reliability of devices.

Aerosol Manufacturing: N-pentane, such as hairspray and insect repellent, is essential in aerosol product manufacturing. Thanks to its low boiling point and exceptional solvency properties, the formulation of aerosol products with uniform dispersion allows users to get desired performance efficiently with ease of use.

Pharmaceutical Production: N-pentane, such as antibiotics and anti-fungals, is used extensively in pharmaceutical production. Its high purity and compatibility with active pharmaceutical ingredients form an integral component in drug formulation to ensure quality, stability, and efficacy in these critical medications.

Protein Extraction: n-pentane is an invaluable tool for extracting and purifying proteins from biological samples, with its ability to selectively precipitate without denaturation allowing researchers to study their structure, function, and potential applications in fields like biotechnology and pharmaceutical research.

Polymer Analysis: Researchers and quality control analysts frequently employ N-pentane to analyze polymers and assess their properties. Due to its ability to dissolve various polymers, N-pentane facilitates different techniques like gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and infrared spectroscopy, giving invaluable insight into properties, performance, and suitability for specific applications.

Foam Production: By serving as a blowing agent, n-pentane facilitates the creation of polyurethane foam materials such as insulation or cushions with excellent thermal and mechanical properties. Controlled evaporation during foam formation ensures expansion of the polymer matrix during the formation process for increased production of insulation or cushions made with foam materials.

Paints and Coatings: N-pentane is integral to paints, varnishes, and coatings formulation. Its ability to dissolve resins, pigments, and additives ensures good solvency, smooth application, and durable finishes while contributing to desired rheological properties such as drying time and film formation characteristics for final coating products.

Fragrance and Flavor Extraction: N-pentane can help extract essential oils and aromatic compounds from plants with its low boiling point and ability to selectively remove volatile compounds, making possible the creation of fragrances, flavors, and aromatherapy products with authentic aroma and taste from the source material.

Simple Solvents takes great pride in providing superior-grade n-pentane, guaranteeing its purity and performance for your applications. Join our satisfied customers in experiencing its transformative power in improving your processes!

Common Names
Normal pentane, n pentane, pure pentane, high purity pentane, n-pentane

Chemical Formula
Pounds per Gallon
Melting Point
-129.67 degrees C (-201.4 degrees F)
Boiling Point
36.06 degrees C (96.9 degrees F)
Flash Point
40.0 degrees C (104 degrees F)
Vapor Pressure
59.0 kPa (442.84 mmHg)

Pentane Density g/ml

0.626 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)


Risk factors

Flammable, dangerous fire risk. TLV: Do not exceed 120 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: 4 (Extreme) This degree includes flammable gases, flammable cryogenic materials, pyrophoric liquids, and Class IA flammable liquids. The preferred method of fire attack is to stop the flow of material or to protect exposures while allowing the fire to burn itself out. Instability: 0 (Minimal) This degree includes materials that are normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and that do not react with water. Normal fire fighting procedures may be used.


Signal Word
Environmentally Damaging
Category 2
Acute Aquatic Toxicity
Category 2
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-Pentane UN Number – UN1206
Proper Shipping Name PENTANES
Hazard Class 3
Packing Group II

UN-No UN1206
Proper Shipping Name PENTANES
Hazard Class 3
Packing Group II

Proper Shipping Name PENTANES
Hazard Class 3
Packing Group II

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

​Above all, due to DOT regulations, these drums & totes must be transported straight-up and safely tied down.

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

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A

55 Gallon Drum