It is a colorless liquid with a slightly disagreeable odor. It evaporates very easily into the air and dissolves only slightly in water. Hexane is highly flammable. It is used as a solvent in cleaners, degreasers, glues, spray paints, paint thinners, coatings, silicones, and greases. Industrial applications of hexane include its use in food processing, printing, manufacturing, painting, and automotive repair industries.