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24549 Sigma-Aldrich

Petroleum ether

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

Synonym: Petroleum benzin

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Properties

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grade   puriss.
impurities   ≤0.005% non-volatile matter
  ≤0.01% S-compounds (as S)
  ≤0.02% benzene (GC)
  ≤0.02% water (Karl Fischer)
refractive index   n20/D 1.357-1.360
bp   30-50 °C
density   0.627-0.630 g/mL at 20 °C

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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.

Application

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

General description

Petroleum ether is a low boiling point fraction having a 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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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
RIDADR 
UN1268 - class 3 - PG 1 - EHS - Petroleum distillates, n.o.s., HI: S
WGK Germany 
2
Flash Point(F) 
-68.8 °F
Flash Point(C) 
-56 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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