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[mass noun] A volatile liquid distilled from petroleum, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons.
- ‘Recrystallization was carried out with petroleum ether, and the crystals were stored at - 70 [degrees] C.’
- ‘Lipid was extracted from the yolk using Soxhlet extraction with petroleum ether as a solvent.’
- ‘After filtration and methanol evaporation under reduced atmospheric pressure, the sample was adjusted to pH 8.0 and partitioned once with equal volume of petroleum ether.’
- ‘Axiferous extracts were thoroughly mixed three times with two volumes of petroleum ether to remove lipids prior to HPLC analysis.’
- ‘Cellulose thimbles were filled with ~ 10 g of dried liver homogenate and subsequently washed with petroleum ether in a modified Soxhlet apparatus to extract lipids.’
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