Isolation of Trimyristin & Myristic Acid in Nutmeg

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Group Participants: Jason Christian, Connor Dennis, Josh Istas Section Number: 416 Meeting Time: 7:30-10:20 September 14, 2006 TA: Amanda Reeves Introduction Esters can be isolated by performing first extraction, then recrystallization, then saponification of materials containing the ester. For example, the ester trimyristin can be isolated by performing extraction, recrystallization, and then saponification of nutmeg. Saponification occurs when lipids react with an alkali to produce an alcohol and a carboxylic acid. Experimental NOTE: Colors used in paragraphs relate to specific points where color data was recorded and will be inserted into a table in the Results section of this report. Experiment Part 1 First, assemble a vacuum filtration system including a filter flask, Buchner funnel, hose, and sink with a hose attachment. Attach the hose to the filter flask and then the attachment on the faucet. Turn on the water to create a vacuum. Then, measure about 5
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