hexane hexane  /ˈhɛk seɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent

Usage(s):

  • Working with the University of Toronto's Chemist George Wright, the researchers washed tobacco in hot hexane, which dissolves the wax.

News

  • Perdue revises plan to reduce hexane emissions

    Because of advanced environmental controls and recovery technology, a soybean crushing facility planned by Perdue AgriBusiness in Lancaster County will emit less hexane the previously proposed.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: York Daily Record

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