I have attached an image detailing procedure of isolating nicotine salt.
I want some advice regarding how some alternative chemicals I used( to cut cost) will affect the result of experiment. Substitutes are mentioned as follows:-
Tobacco dust in place of cigarette leaves,(dust is coarse powder obtained from dry tobacco leaves)
Water with tds of 150ppm in place of distilled water(DW),
Ethanol in place of Ether,(to separate nicotine from naoh solution using separating funnel)
Anhydrous magnesium sulphate in place of anhy. Potassium carbonate,( drying agent/desiccant)
Lactic acid in place of picric acid. (Acid, here, was used to make nicotine salts by neutralising nicotine dissolved in basic environment. And nicotine lactate salt exists just as nicotine di pictrate salt)