n-Octane (C8H18) is a colorless liquid that is insoluble in water. It is obtained by fractional distillation of petroleum. Octane is flammable and moderately toxic. It is used for the Octane Number calibration of antiknock properties of fuels. It is also used as a solvent and in organic synthesis.
|Molecular weight: 114.224||Critical temperature: 568.8 K|
|Melting point: 216.35 K||Critical pressure: 2.486 MPa|
|Normal boiling point: 398.8 K||Critical density: 232 kg/m3|
The values of thermophysical properties have been obtained from Beaton, C.F. and Hewitt, G.F (1989).
Beaton, C. F. and Hewitt G. F. (1989) Physical Property Data for the Design Engineer, Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, New York.