Heptane is a straight-chain alkane with seven carbon atoms. It is a clear colorless liquids with a petroleum-like odor. Vapors heavier than air. It has been found in Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi). It has a role as a non-polar solvent and a plant metabolite. It is a volatile organic compound and an alkane.
a standard for the determination of octane number, nesthetics, solvents and raw materials for organic synthesis, preparation of experimental reagents