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Product Details

Storage:
Organic #3 in a dedicated flammables cabinet. If a flammables cabinet is not available, store in a Flinn Saf-Stor™ Can.
Disposal:
Shelf Life:
Indefinite if stored safely.
Soluble:
Miscible with many organic solvents; insoluble in water.
Color:
Colorless
Odor:
Like natural gas.
CAS No.:
8032-32-4
Technical Note:
Technically the name petroleum ether is a misnomer. In the chemical sense it is not an ether, but consists chiefly of low boiling fractions (B.P. 30-60 ºC) of petroleum, mostly pentanes and hexanes. Names like benzin and naphtha are synonymous to petroleum ether, which is not a peroxidizable substance like ethyl ether.