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Offline mehc

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sonication with aluminum foil wrapped flask
« on: June 16, 2009, 09:55:52 AM »
I want to extract polyphenols from my tea sample by sonication for 2 hours. As the polyphenols are readily oxidized by light, I have to cover my flasks completely.
If I wrap my flask with aluminum foil completely except from bottom, Will ultrasound energy pass easily through the flask?

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Re: sonication with aluminum foil wrapped flask
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 10:03:06 AM »
yes, but any foil in the water will disintegrate.  one other option is to take an old cardboard box and build yourself a little boxed-in cave.
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