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Soxhlet's extractor

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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.


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

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