Hexane (Food Grade).

Sl.No. Characteristics Unit Method No. Requirement
Min Max
1. Density at 20°C gm/ml IS 1448 [P: 32]/

ASTM D 4052/

ISO 12185

0.660 0.687
2. Refractive Index n20 D ASTM D 1218 1.375 1.384
3. Distillation

a) IBP

b) Distilled between

64-  70°C

 

°C

% vol

IS 1448 [P: 18]/

ASTM D86/

ISO 3405

 

63

95

 

 

 

4. Non- volatile residue g/100 ml IS 3470 Annex A 0.0005
5 The reaction of non- volatile residue IS 3470 Annex B Neutral to Methyl orange

(pH indicator)

6 Sulphur content mg/kg ASTM D 5453 5
7 Lead as Pb mg/kg IS 3470 Annex D/ ASTM D3605 1
8 Benzene content % v/v ASTM 6730/ IS 3470 Annex E/

ASTM D 4367

0.05
9 Aromatics

 

%(v/v) ASTM D4367/

ASTM D 6730

0.07
10 Poly cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons IS 3470 Annex F To pass the test
11 Saturates %by mass IS 1448 [P: 23] 98.5
12 Colour, Saybolt IS 1448 [P: 14] Report