General Synthesis Techniques
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Thin Layer Chromatography
Thin layer chromotography (TLC) is used to identify the composition of a small amount of sample and to help with choosing solvent systems for an extraction or chromotography
TLC Timelapse under UV
A rotovap is used to remove excess solvent from a solution.
Extraction and washing - Workup
An extraction removes the desired compound from a mixture. A wash removes unwanted impurities from a mixture. "Keep the extract and trash the wash"