What are the Features of HAWACH Extraction Thimbles?
The extraction thimbles are very useful tools in the lab because they can minimize your hands-on responsibilities when you separate desired compounds. They can be used in most of the Soxhlet or automated extractors which can take multiple cycles. High-retention devices always present consistent results by preventing certain elements from escaping successfully.
Right thimble sizes should be considered to fit extractors correctly. And when you calculate external diameters, extra wall thickness should be aware of. The thimble should pass through the narrower end of the upper extractor socket, with 1-2 mm clearance and 5-10 mm higher above the level of the top of the tube.
Besides the size, We can find two kinds of extractor thimbles of different media in the market, cellulose extraction thimbles and glass microfiber extraction thimbles. Made of high-grade cotton cellulose with a smooth interior surface, cellulose thimbles are absolutely seamless and fitting in most of the Soxhlet extraction devices. High purity glass microfiber thimbles are used for high-temperature filtration. They can take the temperature of up to 550℃. When the solvent is not compatible with the cellulose thimble, a glass microfiber thimble will be the choice.
HAWACH provides a wide range of specialized services and digital solutions to help you solve complex challenges, whose capabilities grow with customers’ needs. The products produced by HAWACH allow lab, clinical, and other related workplaces to focus on core scientific priorities instead of the experiment tool quality. HAWACH has provided experts in scientific operations, improving performance with sophisticated solutions and providing guidance on best practices. More importantly, the products can be customized for the best efficiency.
To analyze the fats or pesticides in foods and soil materials, Soxhlet extraction is a widely used technique. Also, it can be used in many other procedures that involve a solid-liquid extraction. One of the most important elements is the extraction of thimbles, including the cellulose and glass fiber extraction thimbles.