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n-Decane is used as a solvent as well as an internal standard in the GC analysis of oxalic, malonic and succinic acids. It is used in paint manufacture as a hydrocarbon solvent and for wood stains and varnishes as a varnish solvent. It is an active component of automotive fuels viz. gasoline (petrol).
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Khoshsima, A.; Dehghani, M. R.; Touraud, D.; Kunz, W. An investigation of the fish diagrams of water or brine/decane or dodecane/propylene glycol ether (C3P1 or C3P2) systems. J. Mol. Liq. 2015, 206, 170-175.
Hazard Statements: H226-H304
Flammable liquid and vapour. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P280a-P301+P310a-P303+P361+P353-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.