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Pentane


Other Names:

n-Pentane







General Information:


Structure:



CAS Number: 109-66-0

Molecular Weight: 72.15 g/mol

Appearance: Colorless liquid

Melting Point: -130 C

Boiling Point: 35-36 C

Density: 0.626 g/mL at 25 C




Common Uses:


Solvent for silica gel chromatography



Procedure excerpt:

. . . The crude was purified by silica gel column chromatography (eluting with 30% EtOAc/pentane) to provide the product as a solid . . .

[full procedure]




Solvent for trituration



Procedure excerpt:

. . . was dried (Na2SO4) and concentrated in vacuo. The resulting material was triturated in n-pentane to provide the product . . .

[full procedure]




Safety:


Pentane is a flammable liquid.




References:


1) Patent Reference: WO2010032200, page 143, (6.2 MB)

2) Patent Reference: WO2014149164, page 278, (23.7 MB)

3) Wikipedia: Pentane (link)

4) www.sigmaaldrich.com: Pentane (link)