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PETROLEUM ETHER Basic information
PETROLEUM ETHER Chemical Properties
  • Melting point:−95 °C(lit.)
  • Boiling point:90-100 °C
  • Density 0.77 g/mL at 20 °C
  • vapor density 3 (vs air)
  • vapor pressure 256 mm Hg ( 37.7 °C)
  • refractive index n20/D 1.428
  • Flash point:-9 °F
  • storage temp. Store at +5°C to +30°C.
  • solubility 0.04g/l
  • form Liquid or Solid
  • color Clear colorless to yellow
  • explosive limit0.7-6.5%(V)
  • Merck 13,04712
  • CAS DataBase Reference64742-82-1
  • EPA Substance Registry SystemNaphtha (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized heavy (64742-82-1)
Safety Information
PETROLEUM ETHER Usage And Synthesis
  • DescriptionPetroleum ether, a petroleum distillation fraction, is a mixture of low molecular weight aliphatic hydrocarbons (mostly pentanes and hexanes) with a low boiling range, typically around 30-60oC. Its name is derived from its origin and its ease of evaporation. Petroleum ether is commonly used as a nonpolar solvent for oils, fats, and waxes. Petroleum ether is used in pharmaceutical industries as a solvent to isolate compounds, e.g. petroleum ether can extract stigmasterol and beta-sitosterol from the aerial parts of Ageratum conyzoides and compounds with immunomodulatory activity from Anacyclus pyrethrum. It is also used as a detergent, a fuel, insecticide, in paints and varnishes, and in photography.
  • References
    1. Anjoo Kamboj, Ajay Kumar Saluja (2011) Isolation of Stigmasterol and beta sitosterol from petroleum ether extract of Aerial parts of Ageratum Conyzoides (Asteracea), Inter. J. Pharma. Pharma. Sci. 3, 94-¬96.
    2. Ashton Acton (2011) Advances in Immune System Research and Applications
PETROLEUM ETHER Preparation Products And Raw materials
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