32246 Sigma-Aldrich

Petroleum ether

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

Synonym: Petroleum benzin



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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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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

UN 1268A 3 / PGI


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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers


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Antiinflammatory effect of petroleum ether extract of leaves of Litchi chinensis Gaertn. (Sapindaceae). Besra SE, Sharma RM, and Gomes A J. Ethnopharmacol. 54(1), 1-6, (1996)


Rapid chromatographic technique for preparative separations with moderate resolution. Still WC, et al. J. Org. Chem. 43(14), 2923-2925, (1978)

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