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Petroleum Ether

General Information:

CAS Number: 8032-32-4

Molecular Weight: 82.2 g/mol

Appearance: Colorless liquid

Common Uses:

Solvent for silica gel chromatography

Procedure excerpt:

…the resulting crude residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography (3:1 petroleum ether/EtOAc) to provide the product…


1) Patent Reference: WO2015140133, page 117, (11.7 MB)

2) Wikipedia: Petroleum ether (link)

3) Petroleum ether (link)