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Offline 22minnis22

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Extraction of Menthol from Peppermint Oil
« on: February 06, 2018, 11:25:42 PM »
I was thinking of trying this just to see if I could, however, the oils of Peppermint Oil and Methanol have similar solubilities. I was able to find a poorly written paper on the subject from the 1940's, however, I was wondering if there was a modern, accessible way of extracting it (I don't really want to synthesize Acetyl chloride!)

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Re: Extraction of Menthol from Peppermint Oil
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 05:45:39 AM »
Did you try? I'm very interested in the results!

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