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The Isolation of Trimyristin From Nutmeg

Written by Adi The purpose of this experiment was to illustrate the process of obtaining a pure organic compound from a natural source. The subfield of organic chemistry that deals with isolating and studying chemicals found in nature is natural products chemistry. Extraction, distillation, recrystallization, and chromatography are used the techniques that are used to isolate and purify chemical compounds from natural sources. The extraction of nutmeg seed to isolate trimyristin was performed in this lab. Materials: sand bath, nutmeg, […]