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1: Stirrer bar/anti-bumping granules

2: Still pot

3: Fractionating column, preferably vacuum jacket insulated

4: Thermometer/Boiling point temperature

5: Teflon tap 1, distillate collecting tap

6: Cold finger

7: Cooling water out

8: Cooling water in

9: Teflon tap 2, still isolation tap

10: Vacuum/gas inlet

11: Teflon tap 3, distillate isolation tap

12: Still receiver


Description Perkin triangle distillation apparatus.png A Perkin triangle is versatile piece of apparatus that can be also be used to collect distillation fractions which does not require a cow" or "pig" adaptor. A Perkin triangle is most often used where the distillates are air-sensitive or where the fractions distil and are collected under reduced pressure ( vacuum distillation, but can be used for a drying solvents or for simple and fractional distillation.
Date 27 October 2006
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