petroleum ether


petroleum ether
A volatile petroleum fraction, usually available in a number of fractions boiling between 40°C and 140°C. Used as a solvent in the laboratory and industry.

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  • petroleum ether — /pəˌtroʊliəm ˈiθə/ (say puh.trohleeuhm eethuh) noun a flammable low boiling hydrocarbon mixture produced by the fractional distillation of petroleum, used as a solvent …   Australian English dictionary

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  • petroleum distillates —    Byproducts of the refining of crude oil. Low boiling or light petroleum distillates (LPD) are highly volatile mixtures of hydrocarbons. These mixtures are sometimes called ligroin, petroleum ether, or naphtha. LPDs are used as cigarette… …   Forensic science glossary


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