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Petroleum ether

ACS reagent

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grade

ACS reagent

Quality Level

vapor density

2.5 (vs air)

vapor pressure

25.8 psi ( 55 °C)
7.99 psi ( 20 °C)

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

475 °F

expl. lim.

8 %

impurities

acidity, passes test

evapn. residue

≤0.001%

color

APHA: ≤10

refractive index

n20/D 1.363 (lit.)

bp

30-60 °C (lit.)
35-60 °C

density

0.64 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

InChI

1S/C7H7.BrH.Mg/c1-7-5-3-2-4-6-7;;/h3-6H,1H3;1H;/q;;+1/p-1

InChI key

ZRJNGFJIBZKXTP-UHFFFAOYSA-M

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320447261734
Sigma-Aldrich

673838

Petroleum ether

Essential Grade
Sigma-Aldrich

320447

Petroleum ether

Essential Grade
Petroleum ether spectrophotometric grade

261734

Petroleum ether

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Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

-

form

liquid

form

liquid

form

liquid

vapor pressure

25.8 psi ( 55 °C), 7.99 psi ( 20 °C)

vapor pressure

25.8 psi ( 55 °C), 7.99 psi ( 20 °C)

vapor pressure

25.8 psi ( 55 °C), 7.99 psi ( 20 °C)

bp

30-60 °C (lit.), 35-60 °C

bp

30-60 °C (lit.), 35-60 °C

bp

30-60 °C (lit.)

expl. lim.

8 %

expl. lim.

8 %

expl. lim.

8 %

General description

Petroleum ether is a fraction of petroleum that contains aliphatic hydrocarbons. It serves as a laboratory solvent because of its low boiling point and non-polar characteristics.

Application

Petroleum ether can be used as a solvent for extracting:
  • Soluble compounds from the mushroom samples.
  • Carotenoids from the marine Thraustochytrium sp.ONC-T18.

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 2 - Asp. Tox. 1 - Flam. Liq. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

target_organs

Central nervous system

Storage Class

3 - Flammable liquids

wgk_germany

WGK 2

flash_point_f

-56.2 °F

flash_point_c

-49 °C


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