Sinistar (Stranger)
01-30-02 21:48
No 262862
      distilling sassafrass  Bookmark   

SWIM was fortunate enough to have a sassafras source "fall into her lap". She took the risk and it came good to go.
So now SWIM needs to distill to obtain pure safrole except swim doesn't have a vacuum. SWIM wonders if the posts that say "atmospheric pressure is Ok to distill under" are telling the truth. SWIM's oil is beautifully rich in safrole, and doesn't want to screw this step up by burning it under high temps. Can this happen?
(Hive Bee)
01-30-02 23:30
No 262904
      Re: distilling sassafrass  Bookmark   

There's already a thread about this !

Post 261119 (cornelius: "Safrole distillation at standard pressure", Newbee Forum)

One day I'll understand everything !