Soxhlet Extraction

Sector: 

Food

Category: 

Processing

Description: 

When a compound of low solubility needs to be extracted from a solid mixture a Soxhlet extraction can be carried out. The technique places a specialised piece of glassware in-between a flask and a condenser. The refluxing solvent repeatedly washes the solid extracting the desired compound into the flask.

Target groups: 

Students

Training Formats: 

Video

Keywords: 

Solubility; Food Chemistry

Provider - Source: 

Royal Society of Chemistry

Language: 

English