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Soxhlet's extractor

Alternative eponyms

  • Soxhlet's apparatus
  • Soxhlet's chamber

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An apparatus for the extraction of lipids.

Description

An apparatus for the extraction of lipids in all biological materials. With this apparatus fatty or lipid constituents can be extracted from solid matter by repeated treatment with distilled solvent.

Bibliography

  • F. Soxhlet:
    Die gewichtsanalytische Bestimmung des Milchfettes.
    Dinglers Polytechnisches Journal, 1879, 232: 461.

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