32246 Riedel-de Haën

Petroleum ether

puriss. p.a., low boiling point hydrogen treated naphtha, bp 30-50 °C

Synonym: Petroleum benzin



grade   puriss. p.a.
quality   low boiling point hydrogen treated naphtha
impurities   ≤0.001% non-volatile matter
  ≤0.002% free acid (as CH3COOH)
  ≤0.005% S-compounds (as S)
  ≤0.01% benzene (GC)
  ≤0.01% water (Karl Fischer)
refractive index   n20/D 1.3570-1.3590
bp   30-50 °C
iodine value   ≤0.3
density   0.627-0.630 g/mL at 20 °C
cation traces   Al: ≤0.5 mg/kg
  B: ≤0.02 mg/kg
  Ba: ≤0.1 mg/kg
  Ca: ≤0.5 mg/kg
  Cd: ≤0.05 mg/kg
  Co: ≤0.02 mg/kg
  Cr: ≤0.02 mg/kg
  Cu: ≤0.02 mg/kg
  Fe: ≤0.1 mg/kg
  Mg: ≤0.1 mg/kg
  Mn: ≤0.02 mg/kg
  Ni: ≤0.02 mg/kg
  Pb: ≤0.02 mg/kg
  Sn: ≤0.1 mg/kg
  Zn: ≤0.1 mg/kg
suitability   passes test for reaction against H2SO4


Other Notes

Pertains only in Germany: unversteuert

A -D suffix exists for administrative purposes only.
All -D packages are 100% the same product, same quality, same specification as the package sizes previously sold without a -D.

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Riedel-de Haën is a registered trademark of Honeywell Specialty Chemicals Seelze GmbH.


Petroleum ether may be used in the absorption chromatographic purification of organic compounds.

General description

Petroleum ether is a low boiling point fraction having boiling point in the range of 30-50°C. Extracts of leaves of Litchi chinensis Gaertn. (Sapindaceae) have been prepared in petroleum ether and were evaluated for antiinflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic activities.

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UN 1268A 3 / PGI


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