CH242Exp1Eugenol

In this lab you will extract the essential oil present

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Unformatted text preview: rom the bark of the cinchona tree, the pleasant smelling geraniol from roses and vanillin from vanilla pods. In this lab, you will extract the essential oil present in cloves by a technique known as steam distillation. The clove oil obtained in this manner is a rich source of eugenol, a compound that has antibacterial properties. Also present in the oil of cloves, albeit in smaller amounts, are eugenol acetate, caryophyllene, and other minor com...
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