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Extraction of Eugenol from Cloves Using an Unmodified Household Espresso Machine: An Alternative to Traditional Steam-Distillation

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Just, J and Bunton, GL and Deans, BJ and Murray, NL and Bissember, AC and Smith, JA, Extraction of Eugenol from Cloves Using an Unmodified Household Espresso Machine: An Alternative to Traditional Steam-Distillation, Journal of Chemical Education, 93, (1) pp. 213-216. ISSN 0021-9584 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00476

Abstract

This laboratory experiment describes the extraction of natural products from plant material in line with recent research advances in this field. Specifically, an unmodified household espresso machine is used to extract the essential oil components of cloves (eugenol and acetyleugenol). This straightforward and uncomplicated method expedites the extraction of clove oil and requires simple and relatively inexpensive equipment. Moreover, this technique is successfully used to replace the steam-distillation of cloves experiment that has traditionally been part of a second-year undergraduate laboratory program.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:second-year undergraduate, natural products, organic chemistry, laboratory instruction, hands-on learning/manipulatives, inquiry-based/discovery learning
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Organic Chemistry
Research Field:Organic Chemical Synthesis
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Author:Just, J (Mr Jeremy Just)
Author:Bunton, GL (Miss Grace Bunton)
Author:Deans, BJ (Miss Bianca Deans)
Author:Murray, NL (Miss Natasha Murray)
Author:Bissember, AC (Dr Alex Bissember)
Author:Smith, JA (Associate Professor Jason Smith)
ID Code:105912
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2016-01-20
Last Modified:2017-08-21
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