Formula: C5H12 or R601A
Isopentane is a colorless, flammable liquid with a mild gasoline odor.
Isopentane has a wide variety of uses. It is a major component in gasoline and is used as an energy transfer medium in geothermal power production. It is heated and then vaporizes to drive turbines.
Isopentane is used as a solvent capable of dissolving many organic compounds. It is also used as an aerosol propellant, replacing substances that are harmful to the ozone layer or have large greenhouse warming potentials.
Isopentane can also be used as a refrigerant, again replacing substances that are harmful to the ozone layer or have large greenhouse warming potentials. And isopentane is used as a foam blowing agent for producing expanded polystyrene.
It is used for cleaning of electronics.
- Used as a closed loop in geothermal power production to drive turbines
- Used with dry ice or liquid nitrogen to freeze tissues for cryosectioning
|Grade 2||Grade 2.5|
|Other Hydrocarbons||< 1%||< 0.5%|
|Sulfur||< 1 ppmv||< 1 ppmv|
|Moisture||< 5 ppmv||< 5 ppmv|
|Total Impurities||< 1 %||< 0.5 %|
|Chemical & Physical Properties|
|Pressure @ 100° F||20.1 psia|
|Flammability Limits||1.4 - 7.6% in Air|
|Valve Outlet||CGA 510 LB CGA 170|
|DOT No.||UN 1265|
|DOT Label||Flammable Liquid|
|Cylinder Size||Fill Weight (lbs)|
**Moisture level guaranteed only when Electronic Fluorocarbons prepares the cylinders.
All concentrations are on a mol/mol basis unless otherwise stated.
This product is analyzed liquid phase.
Assay excludes Nitrogen.
Product sold on the basis of total impurities. Individual impurities may vary slightly.
*This gas not available for purchase online.