Pentane is an organic compound with the formula C5H12—that is, an alkane with five carbon atoms. The term may refer to any of three structural isomers, or to a mixture of them: in the IUPAC nomenclature, however, pentane means exclusively the n-pentane isomer; the other two are called isopentane (methyl butane) and neopentane (dimethylpropane).
|Molar mass||72.15 g/mol|
|Boiling point||36.1 °C|
|Special surface||Min 500 m2/gr|
|Melting point||-129.8 °C|
- Blowing agent for EPS production
- Industrial solvent for some organic compounds
- Aerosol propellant in industries
- Process medium in the production of Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP)
- Cooling agent
Pentane must be kept away from heat and sparks, and its cylinder must be moved carefully. The storage place must have proper ventilation. The decomposition of pentane leads to the production of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
It is strongly incompatible with oxidizing agents. It becomes liquid under pressure. Product classified as per the following sections of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations: 2.18-2.19 (Class 3), 2.7 (Marine pollutant mark).
It can be packed in Drums or ISO Tank.