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Separating organic compound from oily solution
« on: September 25, 2019, 09:09:04 AM »
Hello,

So i am presented with an issue. I received an oily solution which allegedly contains xxx mg of organic compound, esterified hormone in an oily solution (olive oil).

I need to somehow extract that compound and then weigh it on a precision scale, to measure how much of the compound is really inside the solution.

But i have no idea how to go about it. I tried to research online but didnt find anything on pulling the compounds out of oils.


Solution comes in 1ml glass containers.

Help is appreciated

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Re: Separating organic compound from oily solution
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 10:11:12 AM »
Gel chromatography?
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Re: Separating organic compound from oily solution
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 02:02:24 PM »
I'll expand on AWK's comment, run a silica gel column as described here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Column_chromatography

It is a technique well suited for separating several nonpolar components.

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Re: Separating organic compound from oily solution
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 03:20:43 PM »
The good thing is that it is only one compound in one solvent.

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Re: Separating organic compound from oily solution
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2019, 03:16:28 AM »
Is it possible to use analytical techniques to assess how much you have in there? Something like GCMS would be much more precise and accurate than physically extracting and weighing it.

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