Petroleum Ether 40-60 (Petroleum Spirit)


Petroleum ether, also known as pether, 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.

Boiling Point: 40-60°C

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Shipping information:
Petroleum Ether 40-60 can only be shipped by courier in Limited Quantity within the UK with a maximum allowable size of 1L per bottle, or multiples of.
Pack Sizes above 1L can only be shipped by ADR approved courier.
Please contact us if you require larger pack sizes of volumes of Petroleum Ether 40-60.

Boiling Point: 40-60°C
Refractive Index: 1.369
Water: <0.02%
Iodine: <2ppm
Flash point: -40°C (-40°F)
Density: 0.660

Hazard Class: 3

Packing Group: 2

Hazard Phrases: Extremely flammable liquid and vapour. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. Causes skin irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Prec Phrases: Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Do NOT induce vomiting. In case of fire: Use Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.


Cas No: 8032-32-4
Einecs No: 232-453-7
FP: -49 °C

HS Code: 2710122500


Following the UK’s departure from the EU on 1 January 2021, all European shipments are sent on a DAP Basis (Delivered at Place).

This means that the buyer will be liable for import VAT at their prevailing national rate and for orders over 150€ (including carriage) import duties will become chargeable at your prevailing national rate.

The Duty is ascertained by your national customs authority based on the HS Code of each product. The HS Code is shown in the “European Shipment” section of each product page.


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500ml, 20x500ml, 1L, 3x1L, 6x1L, 12x1L, 24x1L