An easily-assembled Soxhlet extractor to demonstrate continuous extraction
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The construction of a Soxhlet extractor from readily available laboratory equipment is described. The apparatus can be used to demonstrate the concept of continuous extraction and was used in the isolation of trimyristin from nutmeg.
Jones , K M , Smellie , I A & Patterson , I L J 2017 , ' An easily-assembled Soxhlet extractor to demonstrate continuous extraction ' Journal of Chemical Education , vol. 94 , no. 6 , pp. 819-820 . DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00965
Journal of Chemical Education
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DescriptionThe authors thank the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, University of St Andrews, and the CRITICAT Centre for Doctoral Training for financial support [Grant EP/L016419/1].
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