What Is Hexane Extraction? 

What Is Hexane Extraction? 

Hexane is often regarded as an efficient and popular substance by an abundance of industries. This chemical, due to its diverse composition, acts as a versatile agent for industrial success. One of the ways it can bring businesses profit is through its abilities as a solvent for extraction. Hexane extraction is a process performed to obtain several natural and edible oils. 

Hexane: Makeup And Properties 

Before you can understand what the process brings, you must first know what makes this substance as diverse as it is. 

This chemical possesses both an organic and nonpolar internal makeup. Solvents that contain these two components can dissolve and separate desired substances with great ease. In addition to these abilities, this liquid does not compromise the value or nutrition of the oils. And so, this allows for these oils to be utilized in more ways than one as well as keeping them edible for consumption. More components to note are its low toxicity and low boiling point. This makes these specific combinations of elements safer to work with and stabler than other chemicals. 

It is through these unique components that this chemical is considered efficient for obtaining various substances from the earth.  

What It Can Extract 

Now that you know what separates this chemical from the less favored solvents, you can now understand what it can extract.  

This solvent can extract a variety of oils, including but not limited to the following: 

  • Cannabidiol (CBD)  
  • Olive  
  • Canola 
  • Sunflower  
  • Soybean 
  • Rapeseed 
  • Corn 
  • Peanuts 

These oils are not safe to consume but come with several health benefits as well. The most notable of these to possess health benefits is CBD. CBD is used to treat an abundance of mental and physical afflictions. It is also, along with THC, found in marijuana.  

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