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    Posted: 01 April 2006 at 19:03

Hi all, has anyone used 'Petroleum Ether'?
I have only use Ethyl Ether before and was wondering if anyone used or heard about petroleum ether...

It's a nice unopened 1liter can just ready to be used. ACS Grade.

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Eric

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 April 2006 at 19:20

Hello Eric,

I would NOT use this with Collodion. It's also known as Naphtha or naphthalene, and is distilled from petroleum refineries. In fact, I don't even know why they refer to it as "ether".

My wife was a safety engineer and was explaining the PNAs she tested for - this stuff. It's bad news when you get it on your skin, not so much breathing it (like ethyl ether).

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Q

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Quinn Jacobson
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 April 2006 at 19:40
Thanks for the info. I just read on a site that it's not really Ether.

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