Hexane is a low toxicity solvent making it safe to use when extracting oils for consumer use, and it does not produce any strong odors or toxic fumes. It’s low boiling point allows for quick evaporation and it can naturally pull more oil out of plant products than other solvents like ether or ethyl acetate, without disturbing the nutritional value of the plant’s natural oil.
- Low boiling point ~ 50-70 degrees Celsius
- Low surface tension.
- Low flash point.
- Low solubility.
- Less irritation to users