Extraction of Trimyristin from Nutmeg

Extraction of Trimyristin from Nutmeg - 3 Transfer the...

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5/ extraction of trimyristin from nutmeg procedure 1 Place 2.00 g of ground nutmeg into a 10 mL round-bottomed flask. Add 5 mL of diethyl ether, attach a reflux condenser and heat the mixture to reflux for 30 min on a sand bath. 2 After cooling to room temperature, remove the solid residue by filtering through a pad of Celite on a Hirsch funnel. Rinse the flask with ether (2 x 1 mL) and pass this through the Celite pad.
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Unformatted text preview: 3 Transfer the ethereal solution to a clean round-bottomed flask and concentrate on a rotary evaporator. 4 Recrystallize the solid residue from hot ethanol. Collect the white product on a clean Hirsch funnel. Allow the solid to dry in your drawer until the next lab session and then obtain the mass and melting point of the trimyristin. health & safety notes Diethyl ether is highly flammable....
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