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Petroleum ether

puriss., high boiling, bp 60-80 °C

Synonym: Petroleum benzin

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Properties

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vapor density   2.5 (vs air)
vapor pressure   25.8 psi
grade   puriss.
impurities   ≤0.002% non-volatile matter
  ≤0.005% S-compounds (as S)
  ≤0.01% water (Karl Fischer)
  ≤0.02% benzene (GC)
refractive index   n20/D 1.376-1.382
bp   60-80 °C
density   0.660-0.680 g/mL at 20 °C

Description

General description

Petroleum ether is a high boiling point fraction having a boiling point in the range of 60-80°C. Extracts of leaves of Litchi chinensis Gaertn. (Sapindaceae) have been prepared in petroleum ether and were evaluated for antiinflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic activities.

Application

Petroleum ether may be employed in the extraction of biologically active carotenoid pigments from the total carotenoid pigments by adsorption. It may be employed in the solvent reservoir during the separation of lipid mixtures by adsorption chromatography with silicic acid.

Other Notes

Pertains only in Germany: unversteuert

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN1268 - class 3 - PG 2 - VP > 110kPa - Petroleum distillates, n.o.s., HI: no
WGK Germany 
2
Flash Point(F) 
<-4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
<-20 °C

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