Shraddha Ranganathan


Handy how-to on using the Soxhlet

So far we've used the soxhlet extractor to make a rose absolute (water based) and a tobacco absolute (butanol based). The product you synthesize from the soxhlet won't be very pure (it'll be a mix of the solvent and the extract) but still usable for perfumes, if you are so inclined. It's possible to 'clean' the product using the rotovap.


Soxhlet extraction gif -

For a good, basic guide on how to use the soxhlet, check out this video

To use the sheet we found most reliable, go here