Lab5Extraction3TrimyristinFromNutmegFS2010 - Professor...

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© Professor Kathleen V. Kilway and Gerardo Márquez, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri – Kansas City, 2006 5. Solid-Liquid Extraction: Trimyristin from Nutmeg This procedure and material has been adapted from the macroscale procedure submitted by G.D. Beal and checked by H.T. Clarke and E.R. Taylor as described in Organic Syntheses , Coll. Vol. 1, p. 538 (1941); Vol. 6, p. 100 (1926). I n a n u t s h e l l In this experiment, you will be performing a solid-liquid extraction. You will use an organic solvent to extract the trimyristin from the spice, nutmeg. Background Believe it or not, a lot of you have performed this “experiment”, a solid-liquid extraction, at home anytime that you have made coffee or tea. In the first case, you are extracting the “coffee” components from the ground coffee beans using hot water. It is the same for tea but you are using a tea bag to leave behind any insoluble material. Nutmeg, another solid, is a spice native to the Spice Islands and contains several components including cellulose, fats and essential oils. One of those fats found in nutmeg is trimyristin, which can be isolated from nutmeg through extraction with dichloromethane. This extraction and recovery of trimyristin will be the focus of
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course ECON 12 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '12 term at Alaska Anch.

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