Hexene has widespread use in a variety of formulations, at industrial sites and also in manufacturing of chemicals. Primarily, it is used in the production of polyethylene. For documents specific to a region, please contact Sasol using the 'Request Document' button.
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Safety data sheet (SDS)
Technical data sheet (TDS)
Features And Benefits
End Use Claims
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Middle East & Africa
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ASTM D1209, ASTM D5386
Internal olefins + Branched olefins + Paraffins
Peroxide (as active oxygen)
ASTM E411, Sasol 6170
Density at 20 °C
0.67 – 0.68
Technical product information
Storage And Handling
Precautions for safe handling
Advice on safe handling
- Vapours are heavier than air and may spread along floors.
- Ensure adequate ventilation.
- Avoid formation of aerosol.
- Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking
Advice on protection against fire and explosion
- Do not allow to enter drains (danger of explosion).
- Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
- Use only explosion-proof equipment.
- Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
- Vapours may form explosive mixtures with air
- B: Fires involving liquids or liquid containing substances. Also includes substances which become liquid at elevated temperatures.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Requirements for storage areas and containers
- Keep tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Protect against light.
Advice on common storage
- Keep away from oxidizing agents and strongly acid or alkaline materials.
Storage class (TRGS 510)
- 3: Flammable Liquids
- Suitable Materials: Stainless steel
- Consult the technical guidelines for the use of this substance/mixture.
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