ChEBI: An alkene that is hexane carrying a double bond at position 1.
A clear colorless liquid with a petroleum like odor. Flash point -9°F. Less dense than water and insoluble in water. Vapors heavier than air. Used as a solvent, paint thinner, and chemical reaction medium.
Air & Water Reactions
Highly flammable. Insoluble in water.
Inhalation may cause giddiness or incoordination similar to that from gasoline vapor. Prolonged exposure to high concentrations may induce loss of consciousness or death.
1--HEXENE may react vigorously with strong oxidizing agents. May react exothermically with reducing agents to release hydrogen gas.
Purify it by stirring over Na/K alloy for at least 6hours, then fractionally distil it from sodium under nitrogen. [Beilstein 1 IV 828.]