alchemy_bee (Hive Bee)
04-22-02 03:06
No 299954
      [Mink] Jacketing for your distilling head...  Bookmark   

SWIM spent a hundred on a nice vacuum jacketed column for his vacuum distillation setup - splurg alright!, but hey the best for the best...

Does a several hundred dollar vacuum jacketed distilling head like this have any practical gain in distilling efficiancy? Better yet has anyone ever used somthing like this even?

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(Distinctive Doe)
04-22-02 04:04
No 299980
      high boiling  Bookmark   

I'll bet it can bee the difference between some and none in your recieving flask when distilling some really high boiling point compounds

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(Hive Addict)
04-22-02 06:35
No 300063
      Distilling high BP compounds, etc  Bookmark   

A vacuum jacketed head is nice, but if you don't want to spend the money you can use glass wool to insulate the still head (will stand lots of heat, >300C). Also fleece works really well if the compound is <150C... and cotton comfortably goes to about 200C...