Definitions

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  • noun organic chemistry The saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon (CH3(CH2)4CH3).

Etymologies

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The letter n may be used in front of hexane in order to differentiate the normal straight-chain hexane from its isomers.

Examples

  • Wintek has said it used hexyl hydride, also called n-hexane, from May 2008 to August 2009, but stopped after discovering it was making workers ill.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Wintek has said it used hexyl hydride, also called n-hexane, from May 2008 to August 2009, but stopped after discovering it was making workers ill.

    Reuters: Top News

  • China, has said it used hexyl hydride, also called n-hexane, from May 2008 to August 2009, but stopped after discovering it was making workers ill.

    The Guardian World News

  • "We required the facility to discontinue use of n-hexane, to fix the factory's ventilation systems," Apple said of the discovery.

    Apple Discovers Shocking Abuses At Foreign Factories

  • "We required the facility to discontinue use of n-hexane, to fix the factory's ventilation systems," Apple said of the discovery.

    Apple Discovers Shocking Abuses At Foreign Factories

  • Apple's reticence was heavily criticised last May, when at least 62 workers fell sick after inhaling n-hexane used to clean touch screens at a Wintek electronics factory in Suzhou.

    Apple secretive about 'polluting and poisoning' supply chain, says report

  • An article in today's New York Times about workers sickened by n-hexane -- a potent neurotoxin used in Chinese manufacturing plants that produce iPhone components for Apple -- underscores the questions raised in my piece called "A Great Leap Backward" posted yesterday on The Pump Handle.

    Elizabeth Grossman: The Great Leap Backward

  • Apple also discovered a facility that endangered their workers by exposing them to n-hexane, a chemical that reportedly left some workers unable to walk.

    Apple Discovers Shocking Abuses At Foreign Factories

  • An article in today's New York Times about workers sickened by n-hexane -- a potent neurotoxin used in Chinese manufacturing plants that produce iPhone components for Apple -- underscores the questions raised in my piece called "A Great Leap Backward" posted yesterday on The Pump Handle.

    Elizabeth Grossman: The Great Leap Backward

  • Apple also discovered a facility that endangered their workers by exposing them to n-hexane, a chemical that reportedly left some workers unable to walk.

    Apple Discovers Shocking Abuses At Foreign Factories

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