Petroleum ether

Petroleum ether (varies (hydrocarbon mixture)) is a highly flammable, colorless liquid that smells like gasoline. This chemical is a mixture of paraffins. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Petroleum ether. Please review our fire rated products: SUPERLoc, FIRELoc, Flammable storage

Petroleum ether Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Flash point -8° F to -4° F
  • Storage Details: Highly flammable; Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant, approved flammables storage buildings, separated from oxidizers and sources of ignition.
  • Compatible Details: Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, such as nitric acid.
  • Description: Petroleum ether, also known as benzine, VM&P naphtha (varnish makers' & painters'), petroleum naphtha, naphtha ASTM, petroleum spirits, X4 or ligroin, is a group of various volatile, highly flammable, liquid hydrocarbon mixtures used chiefly as nonpolar solvents. Chemically, it is not an ether like diethyl ether, but a light hydrocarbon.
  • Classification: CLASS 3
  • Brand Name: n/a

Petroleum ether Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
varies (hydrocarbon mixture) 3.0 (air: 1.0) 8°F to 46°F n/a varies n/a varies

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